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Rainbow Canyon Trail

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Distance
21.52 mi
Elevation gain
1,286 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
299 ft
Max elevation
4,413 ft
TrailRank 
54
Min elevation
3,363 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
241
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May 13, 2016
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4,413 ft
3,363 ft
21.52 mi

near Elgin, Nevada (United States)

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Itinerary description

This a beautiful canyon. What is left of an ancient river called Muddy River courses through the canyon next to a railroad track that is frequently used. The river flows to Moapa and then to Lake Mead. Lush vegetation abounds on both sides of the road. Water has cut a path through very old lava flows. The entire road is paved but is only about 20 miles long.

At the southern end of the trail is two dirt roads. One leads to the Alamo area and the other terminates on I15 at mile marker 99 - just north of Moapa.

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,392 ft
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1447

The southernmost tip of the Rainbow Valley Trail.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,376 ft
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1451

PictographRiver Altitude 3,369 ft
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1456

Muddy River - it's seen better days.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,379 ft
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1508

The train!

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,533 ft
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1524

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,645 ft
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1532

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,802 ft
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1537

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,871 ft
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1543

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,921 ft
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1547

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,032 ft
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1555

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,055 ft
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1558

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,127 ft
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1603

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,193 ft
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1609

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,249 ft
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1415

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,357 ft
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1623

About a mile from Caliente.

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