Rail Explorers, an outdoor adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, began year-round tours in Southern Nevada in October 2019 and is now taking group bookings for up to 34 riders. Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to the Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers offers three unique tour options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile, downhill, pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a distinctive experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Guides lead every Rail Explorers tour.
Rail Explorer rail bikes have four steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and they are comfortable, fun and easy to ride for guests of any age or ability, the company said. Although rail bikes require pedaling, the steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience distinctive from riding a regular bicycle.
Tandem Rail Explorer (up to two riders) or Quad Rail Explorer rail bikes (up to four riders) are available on each tour offered. Tandem Explorer tours are $85 and Quad Explorers are $150; a single rider is $45. Groups of 10 or more people receive a 10 percent discount on weekday tours.
For information about Rail Explorers or to inquire about booking a private group, visit www.railexplorers.net or call (877) 833-8588.