If your pup has been lying around the house all day, take them for a walk on the Flamingo Arroyo Trail so they can get some much needed exercise. This woofderful urban trail leaves the lights and action of the Las Vegas strip behind and runs through suburban Clark County.
The trail runs about 15 miles, so your dog will have
plenty of room to expend their extra energy. The western end of the trail begins at the Pecos-McLeod Trailhead, which can be found just off Pecos-McLeod Interconnect and Emerson Avenue. Here you will find a couple shade shelters, lovely native
plants, and a bench. From this point, you and
your furry friend travel east. The trail follows the Flamingo Wash for most of
the way. A fun fact for your pup to know is that an arroyo isn’t a stream but
rather a dry creek that fills up with rain or irrigation runoff.
As you make your way through the neighborhoods, you encounter some busy streets. However, strategically placed bridges and
underpasses allow for safe passage. Your pup will love trotting along the sidewalks
and checking out the happenings of the area. The eastern access point is
Sunrise Trailhead. It’s located in the northeast corner of the Clark County
Wetlands Park. If you choose to continue your walk in the park, check the map
since doggos are only allowed in certain areas.
Since the Flamingo Arroyo Trail is lengthy, chances are
you and your pup won’t go the entire distance. Plan ahead of time so you can
arrange for a pick up or a shuttle. Since the temperatures can get pretty warm
and there isn’t much shade along the way, it’s super impawtant that you bring
enough water to keep you and your pup well hydrated. Also, don’t forget to have
a couple clean up bags on hand and pick up after your furry pal. Your pup will
agree, a walk on Flamingo Arroyo Trail is time well spent!