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Loop of History

Since we were going Valley of Fire, we decided to visit the ghost town. The 3-mile road to access... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2021
LostWagesinLasVegas
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Amazed... this town site was once underwater!

We have visited many old ghost town sites but never a site that was once underwater. St Thomas... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2020
KMVV
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

Not much to see here. Old foundations are visible at a distance unless you want to hike a mile or more to the dry lake bottom. If you want to take the hike, go early or on a cooler day.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Lester S
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Covered by Lake Mead when the Hoover Dam was built, St. Thomas is now accessible due to the lakes falling level. After being submerged for so long only the foundations of many buildings are left but if you are into history and exploring interesting places this is worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Steven E
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

My wife and I are residents of nearby Logandale and thus have as good an access to St Thomas as one can get. The town of St Thomas was abandoned and subsequently submerged in the 1930's as the newly formed Lake Mead began to fill, once the Hoover Dam was completed. At various times since its original submersion it has been in and out of water of various levels. Presently, with the ongoing drought, St Thomas has been completely out of the water and accessible to hikers. While what remains is mostly ruins and foundations of homes and businesses, it does make for an interesting hike, nonetheless. If you go in summer, be sure to begin early in the morning and TAKE PLENTY OF WATER! The hike from the parking lot to the townsite is a little over a mile. I would highly recommend a sturdy hiking shoe as the stumps of dead tamarisk can be very sharp.

Date of experience: October 2015
4  Thank gschwob
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Reviewed April 2, 2016

I would suggest this hike for anyone who appreciates history. The idea that the thriving Mormon town was sacrificed for Hoover Dam is a story in itself, but to have the level of Lake Mead drop so low that the ruins are visible is worth the trip down the gravel trail to see the rest of the story. If you take a moment to sit down on the school steps, it's almost as if you can hear and visualize life in this 1865-1938 town. I would suggest doing some research about the town prior to your visit because there aren't any placards to inform you once you are in the ruins of the town.

The NPS is trying to clear the area but have a lot of work to do yet. You have to watch where you step because of plant stems, rocks, artifacts, and parts of foundations. Definitely not Differently Abled accessible.

You can take as much time as you would like in the ghost town. Although there aren't any tables, I thought it would be a rather unique place to have a picnic lunch.

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Kare4Ever
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Reviewed December 24, 2015

It's a bit of a walk maybe 150' of hill to climb coming out the rest is pretty level but it was a enjoyable walk.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank thomaseM9584UL
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