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Calico Tanks Trail

Las Vegas, NV

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Calico Tanks Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located in Red Rock Canyon, which is 16 miles west of Las Vegas, NV. The tank can vary from dry to several feet deep. This is a very popular hike.

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Lake Mead: River Mountains Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Wonderful trail - great views with chance of seeing bighorn! Start early in summer months.

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Railroad Tunnel Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Great, not-too-strenuous trail with lovely water views. An added bonus is the tunnels!

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Huffaker Hills Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The first trail we completed with out family of 3 boys, aged 2, 4 and 6. It was short and simple enough for them to tackle, also with some great views. I uploaded some photos of our two hikes there in January 2014.

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Mummy Mountain
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15 Completed 6 Reviews

Bring your "A", "B", and "C" game for this hike! The view is totally worth the hard work...I had to add more pictures to this trail. I would love to keep this a hidden trail, but I dont see people doing this more than once a year. You gain about 3,000ft in elevation, its about 10 miles in and back. We took Raintree and Mummy Springs then just kept going, up and up! There is a place where you can go left towards Mummy Toe (that will be another day) but to make it to the summit follow the trail. Lots of little rock pills but its still hard to follow the trail at times due to rain. When you reach the wash or the scree chute as birdandhike.com (which I recommend to follow) call it, try and follow the green arrow picture I posted that curves left then right, when you turn right it looks a lot harder than what it really is, keep going! I dont recommend this hike to anyone with knee or ankle problems, also hiking shoes are a MUST. This trail shows dog friendly, however, as a dog owner I DONT recommend this for dogs past mummy springs. The view is amazing and the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable. Just make sure and start early. Have fun!

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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a very nice setting. Great place to have a picnic and take a hike. Kids will like the ducks and dragonflies at the pond. Interesting history at the ranch. While this hike is listed at 4 miles, it is not. It may have been at one time. Now the trail only goes for 1.5 miles. We did see bighorn sheep on the mountainside. Entrance fee for non-residents is $9 for car.

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Marlette Lake Trail
by Jennifer Pulliam

5 Completed 5 Reviews

Did this hike today- the Marlette Foot Trail up and the North Canyon Road down. Preferred the foot path as there were no mountain bikers to worry about and more shade. Plus, the foot trail had switchbacks, making the ascent easier. Had lunch by the chimney. It's definitely a challenge unless you are in great shape. Absolutely gorgeous.

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Rancho San Rafael Park: Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Walked this trail with my 2 year old and she enjoyed it and my husband even went, there is a cool little museum after your little hike that is really interesting! I'm for sure doing this trail again!!

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Moenkopi Loop
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This is an easy trail which starts at the Red Rock Visitor Center. This is a good trail to get an overview of the Red Rock desert environment. It also provides a panoramic view of the Calico Hills, Spring Mountains and La Madre Mountains.

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White Rock Hills Park
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This a relatively easy hike and has many beautiful and unique rock formations. You can also hike from the White Rock Springs parking area to Willow Springs which is a 4.4 mile hike. This area also has much desert flora in bloom in the spring.

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Willow Springs Loop Trail
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This is an easy trail and has a picnic area where you can enjoy your lunch. The Willow Springs area is also great starting point for several other trails including Lost Creek and the Willow Springs - White Rock trails.

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