The River Mountains Loop Trail within the City of Henderson falls under the Federal land management of the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR); however, enforcement of trail rules, ordinances and NRS falls to the City of Henderson Police and to a lesser degree the Parks and Recreation Departments. The RMLT from Railroad Pass on the south to Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the Northeast is patrolled by the Henderson Police Dept. using a variety of modes or forms of transportation.
On any given day or hour of the day you may see HPD trucks, cars, motorcycles, ATV’s, bicycles, and even horses patrolling along the trail corridor. Their patrols are for user safety. The trail has been GPS’d and trail mileage markers are used for reference points. You will also see Trail Watch volunteers wearing orange vests along the trail through out the day. These volunteers are trained to be the “eyes and ears” on all of Henderson’s trails. Again for the safety of trail users.
What type of Enforcement Issues are they looking for?? The rules applicable to city parks apply along the trail.
- Dogs on leash
- Trash and illegal dumping
- Non-authorized vehicles, ATV’s and motorcycles on trail
- Fire-arms and target shooting on, near or across the trail
- Use after closing hours
- Other non-authorized uses
Besides Enforcement HPD and Trail Watch are also there to provide:
- Information and directions to trail users
- Aid and assistance as needed
- Trail safety and maintenance needs
- A positive use influence along the trail
Additional Enforcement is provided in the River Mountains area by National Park Service Rangers; BLM Wilderness Rangers; and both Nevada Dept. of Wildlife and U.S Fish and Wildlife.
This is good to read. I rode the trail once with 5 of my bicycling friends and one of the thoughts I had was how ‘out of the way’ and secluded we were. I am very happy to hear of the safety measures the City of Henderson has taken. Thank you.