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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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The big "E"
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399 Completed 353 Reviews

The hills going up to the big "E" is typical with low shrubs and small trees. It's actually tricky to find this big "E" because it's disappears when your hiking up to get there. Again depending where you start you can create a cross country trail where you can see the letter and go from there but if you take one of those dirt roads along Lamoille Highway, it's going to be tricky if you didn't study Google Earth before begining your exploration.

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Hastings Cut-Off
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399 Completed 353 Reviews

Went the opposite direction going east just too see how far it goes? As it turns out, it dead ends to a private property. It's a rancher who put up a barbwire fence where you'll see cattle. Drove on Bullon Road all the way where it intersects the South Fork Humbolt River. To my surprise that was Hastings Cut-Off historical trail. Now I can see why some people take a kayak, it's a perfect place to use it, if you have one?

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Soldier Creek Trail
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399 Completed 353 Reviews

It's an awesome place, but you truly need the right vehicle to go there because the dirt road is poorly or never maintained? Once you enter the canyon that's where you'll appreciate the trouble driving all the way out there. Definitely a must see for only those who drive high clearance vehicles or 4 wheel drive pickup trucks.

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High Water Fall
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399 Completed 353 Reviews

There's a defined trail but poorly maintained. Be careful hiking up this trail, it's very steep, definitely use hiking poles and beware of rattle snakes hiking this trail. The views are as usual outstanding anywhere at any trails on Ruby Mountains.

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Water Flume
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399 Completed 353 Reviews

There's no defined trail and the shrubs where too thick and the slope too steep. It's too difficult to hike up to see the remnants of the old water flume. From Lamoille Canyon Road you can see the residue of the original post with binoculars.

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Ward Mountain Trail
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61 Completed 4 Reviews

I did the F trail as an easy mountain biking outing. The two track was in pretty good shape but there were areas where the soil/gravel was not compacted and it was a bit of a slog to get through.

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Tom Cooke Trail to Hole in the Wall
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25 Completed 4 Reviews

pretty much a dirt road next to a ditch.No shade, nothing to see but literal hole in wall with water coming out, least impressive tail around.

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Wheeler Peak Trail
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17 Completed 8 Reviews

Seriously the coolest trail I have hiked yet! Took my 11 year old daughter and she hiked it like a champ. The beginning is nice and easy to the lake. Back track .1 miles after the lake and take the peak trail up. Still an easy hike through the trees and grassy area. Then back into the trees one last time and you are overlooking Stella Lake from a few hundred feet above. Breaking through the trees you enter the barren rocky areas. You'll come up the steep incline with a mile left and think your almost there.......but your not. You crest the first rocky area and it opens up to the peak. Still climbing you can start to see how steep the final push is going to be. There is a nice flat area right before the final climb with good sized wind breaks dotting the trail. The last push looks like a half mile scramble but it's not. It's actually a series of short switchbacks (very short). We started late and got to the last 100 yards before the thunderstorms began crashing lightning and hail all around us. So we didn't get to stay at the top. Big if was worth the hike. The views from the last push are incredible! This is a short trail measuring in at 4.3 miles in one direction. So if altitude sickness doesn't bother you and you want an excellent summit, this is your trail. You can scramble on another .70 miles (or so and hit Jeff Davis peak (directly in front of Wheeler - 3rd highest peak in the state). You make the turn on Bald mountain in the grassy area. So many beautiful views in this trail. Outstanding trail - enjoy. Also hit the Mathis Overlook on the drive up/down for a great photo vantage point and a clean restroom. Just remember to start early die to the afternoon thunderstorms!

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Lone Mountain Loop
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved the 360 view.

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Island Lake Trail
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399 Completed 353 Reviews

This is an awesome trail, today it became overcast arriving at the Lake, the sound of the cloud rumbling scared the rest of hikers who started descending when the clouds migrated above the Lake. It didn't rain but it did start to sprinkle on the way back to the parking. Definitely a must see trial.

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