Las Vegas Running Routes:
University of Nevada
Red Rock Canyon
For more running routes, see Routes List.
If you've already run the Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard) in Las Vegas a few times (see article, Las Vegas, the Strip Route), you might be ready for a change of scenery. If you are located at the north end of the Strip, meaning anywhere north of Sahara Avenue, there are quiet residential neighborhoods to the east where you can easily wind your own way up and down the various streets: see the Downtown running link above.
NOTE: see the Destinations Tips page for tips about spending your free time in this great town!
But most hotels are located at the south end of the Strip, and there are no quiet residential neighborhoods around at all. The side streets aren't very interesting for running: most side streets towards the west are concrete canyons, and some, like Flamingo Road, are 10 lanes wide! Also to the west, you quickly hit the I-15 freeway, so there is only one choice if you want a quieter neighborhood: head east to the University of Nevada campus.
|Campus walkways in the evening twilight|
The University of Nevada Campus Route
Start out at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, at Planet Hollywood and the Harley Davidson Café. Just run straight east on this very unscenic road. When you see the Hofbräuhaus on the right side, you're just about there. You will run straight into the campus, with athletic fields to each side. The intramural fields on the right are also used for the yearly rodeo championships.
|A bit blurry, but you get the idea: nice and quiet!|
|Plaza in front of the Fine Arts Gallery|
Turn left here and head straight back to the Strip.