I enjoyed the riverwalk .... though a hot day, shade and the nearby water diverted my attention from the warmth. I enjoyed the various forms of beauty along this path .... trees, grass, ducks, crappie in the water, jetskis zooming past ....... a very nice diversion.
This pathway follows the riverbank on the Laughlin side of the Colorado river, and is sponsored by the various casinos. Depending on which spot you are walking, the riverwalk diverts through the casinos, and takes you toward the next business before bringing you back to the river.
For those who use wheels as transportation will not be able to take this path all the way north or south as the riverwalk ends right at the Pioneer. You can't enter the casino from there, or contiue past if you are in a wheelchair or scooter - you just have to turn back. So keep that in mind if you are rolling along the river :)
The water taxis take you to the docks of the various casinos along the river in Laughlin. Until recently, it would cost $2 one way - a fantastic low cost option for exploration. But now, they charge $5 one way (they say d/t the gas price increase). This price increase kept me off the boats except for the first day ....
For a single day's wandering, it was fun and gave me great photo ops :) But since it was cheaper to walk, or drive - I didn't repeat my journey on other days ....
On our return journey, we ended up stopping at every dock on our way back down stream to Harrah's .... we were on the boat w/ employee dinners! We also met up w/ other water taxi's on the river as hungry folk who'd been working all day were lining up for their dinners .... fun to see such happy people :)
Most of the riverfront casinos are connected not only by a riverfront walkway, but also by a water taxi service. My best recollection is that it costs $1.50. You can get a free boat ride by parking your car in one of the casino parking lots across the river in Bullhead City, Arizona.
The best way to get up and down the river to all the other casinos is to take the water taxi.
A one way trip cost $3 and a roundtrip is $4
Be caceful as there are two different companies and they do not accept each others return tickets.
Each hotel and casino has a dock where you can catch the water taxis. and remember that the last taxi is at 1AM
By Car Most people drive to Laughlin as it is in a remote desert location.
From Los Angeles, highway 10 east to 15 North, to 40 East (at Barstow) to Needles, exit River Road. Go north 22 miles on Needles Highway to Casino Drive, turn right.
By Plane There is a small municipal airport right across the river in Bullhead City, AZ.
Air Laughlin serves the following cities: Phoenix, Ontario, Burbank, San Jose, Long Beach, Tucson & San Diego
website: Air Laughlin
Bus Tours There are turnaround bus tours from Las Vegas and other areas.
Coach USA - (800) 634-6579
Key Tours - (702) 362-9355
Casino Water Taxi Service Services all river docks daily. $2 one way, $3 round trip.
By Foot Most of the casinos are not that far from one another, the Riverwalk a good way to go.
I live in Phoenix, so the easiest way for me to get there is to ride my motorcycle.
One of the best ways to get around is to take a 'water taxi'. But at $2 for a one-way trip, $3 for a round trip it can get expensive, so do as I do walk or ride.
The airport is located in Bullhead City and is of the small
municipal type. Travel by car is the method of choice, but
make sure your vehicle is dependable for it can get get HOT
in the desert!~
Available for rental and various resort hotels, are seadoos, which are a bit expensive, also they have boat-tour rides, which go to different casinos and there are even 5-hour trips downriver, which
would be something I'll be planning for the future,