St. Thomas Ruins at Lake Mead

We awoke to a very pretty sunrise 🙂

Sunrise Over Lake Mead

Sunrise Over Lake Mead

When the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930’s the rising waters of the Lake Mead reservoir submerged the small town of St. Thomas.  It remained under water for over 60 years.  Now, after over 10 years of severe drought the waters of Lake Mead have receded enough to expose the remains of the town.  We hiked the 2.5 mile trail to the site to see what we could see.

St. Thomas, Nevada

St. Thomas, Nevada

After the initial walk down, the rest of the trail through a few years’ overgrowth of brush was very easy.

The Walk to St. Thomas

The Walk to St. Thomas

At the town site all that remains is about a dozen crumbling foundations.

St. Thomas Ruins

St. Thomas Ruins

A Tree Lined Street

A Tree Lined Street

St. Thomas Ruins

St. Thomas Ruins

St. Thomas Town Site Where Lake Mead Has Receeded

St. Thomas Town Site Where Lake Mead Has Receded

  • Gasoline Expense: 41.90   $3.659/gallon
  • Camping Expense: none
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