Rail Explorers


Ride a pedal-powered rail bike on the railroad built for the construction of the mighty Hoover Dam. On this exhilarating downhill tour guests of any age or ability will experience the magic of the railroad and the beauty of the Nevada desert, the River Mountains and the Eldorado Valley like never before.  A historic train from the Nevada State Railroad Museum provides a comfortable journey back to the station.

After several successful seasons of springtime operations, Rail Explorers, the family-friendly, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes now offers year-round tours in Southern Nevada. Rail Explorers also offers tours in Newport, Rhode Island and The Catskills, New York.

Rail Explorers Las Vegas Division offers several different tour options:

‘The Southwest Ramble‘ – is an exhilarating 4 mile downhill pedal powered ride from the station to the park at Railroad Pass. Bring a snack and a drink to enjoy during the 20 minute break at our rail-side picnic area. Then, enjoy a ride back to the top of the hill in one of the Museum’s historic trains (included in ticket price). Please allow 1.5 hours for this tour.

Sunset Railbike Ride‘ – The Sunset Tour is a spectacular ride from the Nevada State Railroad Museum to Railroad Pass. Coast downhill under the vast desert sky as the sun sets behind the River Mountains.

Evening Lantern Ride‘ – Enjoy the Southwest Ramble in the cool of the evening, the surrounding desert lit by the moon and stars. A romantic, lantern lit ride and a one of a kind experience.