In Nevada, the Las Vegas Wash Trail system is being developed on a phased basis to connect a network of paths stretching across the valley from northwest Las Vegas to the Clark County Wetlands Park. Most of the trails run along the washes, hidden gems providing a habitat for nature and a respite for city-weary visitors. The trails provide routes for pedestrian and non-motorized vehicles and are dotted with a series of curved-roof structures, fabricated by Dewey, AZ’s Classic Recreation.
The prefabricated steel structures offer a cost-effective alternative to site-built shelters without compromising aesthetics. For the Las Vegas Wash Trail system, Classic Recreation has provided 16 Ocotillo model shelters and one Colorado model to date, ranging in size from 10’ x 10’ up to 20’ x 20’.
The Las Vegas Wash is an important ecological resource for southern Nevada as well as a recreational experience for trail users. It provides habitat to more than 300 fish and wildlife species and nearly 300 species of plants.
The trail system has been so popular that it is being expanded. Several additional Ocotillo structures have been added since 2009.
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