A hallmark of the Summerlin master-planned community is its 150-mile long trail system which provides connectivity to major amenities like parks and schools while encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle. In fact, the Summerlin Trail System easily and consistently ranks as the community’s most popular amenity in surveys of community residents.
The popular trail system is about to get even better as part of a larger planned Clark County Red Rock Legacy Trails project that will soon connect the Summerlin Trail System to the Red Rock area. The project includes a 5.5-mile section that will link the trail off Sky Vista Drive in the village of Stonebridge in Summerlin directly to the Red Rock Visitors Center. Construction on that portion of the trail is slated to start in 2021 and is expected to take about a year to complete.
The project, which also includes a connection of the southwest area of the valley to Red Rock, is funded in part by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration aimed at expanding federal lands. The Summerlin connection is also being funded by an additional federal grant awarded to the Save Red Rock group, plus funding from Nevada Department of Transportation and Clark County.
“This is a very exciting development and addition that realizes the full potential of the Summerlin Trail System with a direct connection to our region’s most stunning natural landmark – the Red Rock Canyon area,” said Tom Warden, SVP, Community & Government Relations, Summerlin. “Summerlin’s proximity to the Red Rock area has long been a draw for those seeking an active lifestyle and those with an appreciation of the region’s stunning views. The connection to Red Rock Canyon is a game changer.”
In 2008, the American Trails Association awarded The Howard Hughes Corporation, developer of Summerlin, with its American Trails Developer Award. The award recognizes developers who establish quality, well-designed, multi-use trails systems within private developments and is the only award of its kind in the nation. And in 2015, Summerlin received top national honors in the form of a gold award for Best Landscape Design from the National Association of Homebuilders – yet another confirmation of the enduring appeal of trails and their important role in the community’s landscape.
The Summerlin Trail System is comprised of four kinds of trails. Landscaped and lighted street-side trails ideal for walking, jogging and strolling are the backbone of the system and are a community hallmark. Village trails are often located in natural arroyos and man-made open spaces and are designed to provide respite from noise and traffic for long-distance runners. Regional trails are part of the proposed valley-wide trail system for multiple, non-motorized uses. And finally, natural trails, like this one, exist within undeveloped areas of Summerlin and will eventually connect to more than 2,000 miles of planned regional trails throughout the valley. They are intended for use by outdoor and hiking enthusiasts.
Marking its 30th anniversary in 2020, Summerlin delivers more amenities than any other community in Southern Nevada. This includes more than 250 parks of all sizes; resident-exclusive community centers, pools and events; 150-plus miles of interconnected trails; ten golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing a dozen different faiths; office parks; neighborhood shopping centers; and, of course, Downtown Summerlin®, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort, office towers, City National Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League practice facility, and Las Vegas Ballpark®, a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and home of the Las Vegas Aviators®.
In total, Summerlin currently offers more than 160 floorplans in 34 neighborhoods throughout ten distinct villages. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the high $200,000s to more than $1 million.
PHOTO CAPTION: Summerlin’s popular trail system is about to get even better as part of a larger planned Clark County Red Rock Legacy Trails project that will soon connect the community to the Red Rock area. The project includes a 5.5-mile section that will link the trail off Sky Vista Drive in the village of Stonebridge in Summerlin directly to the Red Rock Visitors Center. Construction on that portion of the trail is slated to start in 2021 and is expected to take about a year to complete.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 25 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
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