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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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Calico Tanks Trail
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9 Completed 2 Reviews

My favorite Red Rock hike so far, recommended for beginner to advanced hikers. There are quite a few steep steps, but nothing that is too difficult. Great hike to tote the kids along with.

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Railroad Tunnel Trail
by Dave Bussiere

7 Completed 7 Reviews

Lots of fun. If you go down to the Dam, expect the trip to take longer. It took me 3 hours to get there and back at a good pace (hiking) starting at the lake Mead visitors center. It can get hot quickly so wear clothes that can be shed. The history was great and looking over the edge you can see discarded materials and equipment from the dam construction. Didn't see the sheep, but lots of local lizard species. The entire trail is complete and mostly gravel so there is no scrambling. Just plan to go up and down stairs or switchbacks if you go to the Dam or the memorial bridge. I would definitely do this one again. The tunnels add character to the hike, and since this one isn't the major tourist draw there weren't a ton of other visitors - until you get to the Dam of course.

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Las Vegas Premium Outlets
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

1.5 Miles of glorified strip mall does not qualify as a trail or activity. That entire institution exists to rob tourists. One might as well give the miracle mile shops a 1.2 mile walking trail tag. This app is better than this nonsense. I tagged this as horseback riding because it's the only category of trail activity that involves hors*$*it.

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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Access is still closed

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First Creek
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Calico Tanks Trail
by Dave Bussiere

7 Completed 7 Reviews

Absolutely loved this hike. Challenging due to scrambling over some rocks and the further you go, the less apparent the trail is. The view of the Las Vegas skyline at the end was unforgettable though. The narrow canyon also blocks sound, and at one point I think it may have been the quietest place I have ever been. Due to the rocks and terrain, make sure you have the right shoes and get ankle or knee braces if you are susceptible to injuries in those joints. Water of course. Was a wonderful hike and strongly recommend it.

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Gold Strike Hot Spring
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9 Completed 2 Reviews

Took on this hike with the whole family, wife, 8 year old son, and 22 month old boy in the carrier. There were definitely a couple of hairy climbs and scrambles with the little one strapped to me, but we made it all the way down to the river. It was a beautiful climb and well worth it, even if we did feel it for a few days after. Bring plenty of water.

Only downside to this hike was that there were several rowdy partiers in the pools, and we didn't really feel like joining them.

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