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Boulder City, United States
Southwest Ramble Railbike and Train Ride

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the beauty of the Nevada desert and the Black River mountains in a fun and unique way—aboard a pedal-powered, open-air cart. Enjoy the easy, four-mile downhill ride with a short rest break along the way. The tour includes admission to the Nevada State Railroad Museum and a ride back up the mountain in one of their historic trains.
  • Enjoy spectacular desert views
  • Family friendly
  • Admission to Railroad Museum included
  • See the landscape in a fun, unique way
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Nevada State Railroad Museum
Train ride back to the station
Spectacular desert mountain views
Nevada State Railroad Museum Boulder City , 601 Yucca St, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

From Las Vegas take 215 Hwy East towards Henderson NV, Exit to South US-93/ South US-95 towards Boulder City NV, Take Exit 15B for US-93 Business towards Boulder City NV, drive 2.9 miles and turn left at Yucca St destination/starting point is on your right (Nevada State Rail Museum).

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • children welcome but must have their own seat
  • infants ride free but must be secured in a chest pack to an adult rider
  • toddler harnesses available for 'little explorers'
  • Rail Explorers is committed to providing an accessible experience and strive to accommodate 100% of visitors. Please contact us if you have any questions or individual requirements.
  • Please let staff know of any condition that may impact your ability to complete the tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rail Explorers Las Vegas Division
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is a Railbike?
A:A rail explorer is a pedal-powered vehicle that rides on railroad tracks. They have 4 steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun, and easy to ride.
Sep 2021
Q:
How strenuous is the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Although it requires pedaling, the steel wheels on steel rails make the experience unique from a regular bicycle. These top-of-the-line vehicles are engineered so that riders of all ages and all physical ability levels can participate safely.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I take photos and/or video during the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Absolutely! There is no need to carefully watch the road ahead, there is no need to steer and riding is hands-free - making it easy to take photographs and video as you roll along.
Sep 2021
Q:
Is the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride appropriate for children?
A:The explorers are easy to ride and children are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a rider at least 16 years of age. All riders must be secured in their own seat, except for infants, who must be secured in a chest harness to an adult rider.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my infant or toddler with me on the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Absolutely! Infants must be secured in a chest harness to an adult rider and travel free. There are safety harnesses for toddlers, who must occupy their own seats for safety reasons.
Sep 2021
Q:
How does the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride work?
A:All the rail explorers leave at the same time, with a tour guide in the lead and another in the back. The group spreads out along the track to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors and the magic of the railroad at their own pace and in their own space.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I pass a slower rider in front of me during the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Passing is not possible - the aim is to enjoy the journey, not to go as fast as you can. A slower rider in front means you will have more time to relax and enjoy the ride. Be sure to give other riders space.
Sep 2021
Q:
Should I book the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride in advance?
A:Booking ahead is strongly recommended. Due to the popularity of Rail Explorers, and the limited number of seats available, many tours sell out quickly, particularly on weekends. Seats are not held in reserve for walk-ins.
Sep 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Dress according to the local weather forecast. Tours are outdoors and the railbikes are open to the elements. Comfortable and loose-fitting clothes suitable for hiking or cycling are recommended. Closed-toed shoes are recommended.
Sep 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Each rail explorer has a basket for bags and backpacks, cameras, phones, or water bottles. There is also a deck under the seats where additional bags or coolers can be secured. Umbrellas are provided for rain or shade on hot days.
Sep 2021
Q:
Can I bring my dog on the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Dogs are permitted but their safety and control are your responsibility. Keep in mind that the ride can be noisy, and there is vibration from the rails. Dogs must be able to sit calmly on the floor of the railbike or ride in a carrier.
Sep 2021
Q:
Is there a weight limit to participate in the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:There is no weight limit to participate.
Sep 2021
Q:
What happens in the event of bad weather during my Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride?
A:Rail Explorers will operate rain or shine, provided it is safe to do so. If the local operator deems the weather unsafe, you may reschedule or cancel with a full refund.
Sep 2021
Q:
How far from the Strip is the Desert Railbike Ride and Train Ride in Boulder City?
A:The departure location is approximately a 20-minute drive from the Strip in Las Vegas.
Sep 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Southwest Ramble Railbike and Train Ride?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Southwest Ramble Railbike and Train Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Southwest Ramble Railbike and Train Ride?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Southwest Ramble Railbike and Train Ride.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you are in Vegas, you will want your own car." See review
  • "I did the 2 seat tandem, the 4 seat would be an easier pedal but no problems at all" See review

Reviews

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435 Reviews

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star-5
So fun!
Nancy_M
, Oct 2021
Friendly and helpful fun staff! Loved the trip every minute! We are in our mid 70's, and got a slight case of rubber legs at the end where the tracks go uphill, but we just went a little slower than most.
star-5
Best birthday ride
Yvonne_R
, Oct 2021
Everything was awesome. Workers were warm and friendly. Next time we will take the midnight ride as recommended by workers. The final part of the bike ride was grueling but fun. An experience everyone should have
star-5
Get on the groovy train!
Christopher_M
, Oct 2021
I recently moved to Henderson and this has been on my list of things to do, it was a very fun couple of hours. The staff is super attentive, the ride on the rails is a blast, and the scenery is breathtaking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun for able bodies!
Jon_B
, Oct 2021
You get going pretty fast at first! Then you finish a bit uphill after the turn. A moderate amount of exercise!
star-5
It was great to learn the...
Andrea_R
, Sep 2021
It was great to learn the history about the railroad and trains! We enjoyed riding the track and taking in the surroundings 😊
star-5
Wonderful
Tarek_M
, Sep 2021
It was fun and the staff are great Fun in the sun They explain to you the history of the area and the Hover damn
star-5
It was so much fun. Well...
Jeri_G
, Sep 2021
It was so much fun. Well run with friendly staff. I wish it could have lasted longer! The 5:30 run was beautiful, cooler and we saw the sun set.
star-5
Train buffs will love this!
Debra_S
, Sep 2021
So much fun! This is a really unique activity and train buffs will love it! Staff was courteous and provided excellent instructions. Minimal cycling ability required to keep cars moving but helpful to have at least one athletic person in your car. Wish it was longer we enjoyed it so much!
star-5
I was scare at the...
Maria_D
, Sep 2021
I was scare at the beginning, but it wasn’t at all, we had a very good time, and view for the sun set. Thank you!
star-5
5 Stars
Larisa_F
, Sep 2021
This was an awesome experience. Highly recommend if y’all have time, great staff and the trains are well maintained

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