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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: Anniversary Narrows
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15 Completed 11 Reviews

With the exception of the "busy" trailhead (mining operation, the bucolic sounds of very heavy machinery :-) ) I found this hike quite magnificent. I did drive my rental Altima (carefullY) to the parking area just before the dirt road goes down to the wash and the mouth of the Narrows. The guys driving the huge trucks and the jeeps were really friendly and considerate, slowing down and apologizing for the tail of dust they left for my enjoyment.
Once in the narrows it was pure pleasure all the way though and to the summit / Anniversary Narrows peak. As the elevation profiles shows for all tracks, the second part of the hike (once you leave the wash) just keeps getting steeper all the way to the saddle and beyond. The very final leg to the summit requires a minimum of technical skills, sure footing and comfort with heights and drop[-offs. What a treat to reach the top and look all around though! Views of the Bowl of Fire on one side and the Muddy Mountains wilderness on the other are worth every burning calf up and aching knee back down.
I am providing a link to a site I found very useful as a visitor to the area (birdandhike.com). It is how I eventually selected this hike.

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Calico Hills Trail
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28 Completed 18 Reviews

I hiked all through Red Rock. I did the Calico 1 up to White Rock and then back down the visitor center and back to the Calico 1 parking lot. My calculations were around 12 miles. Besides the length it was fairly easy. Not a lot of elevation gains. Started out early and felt like I had the place to my self. By the time I was done...it was packed.

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Grapevine Canyon and History
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Came across this trail while driving across Christmas tree pass. Set out around 8:30 in the morning with my father and friend. Easy hike with some fun areas to climb up on top of some large rocks. Petroglyphs are definitely an added bonus to see. Had a great time and would suggest for anyone.

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Ice Box Canyon Trails
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20 Completed 3 Reviews

First 1.75 miles is unexciting but the last .75 miles is a lot of fun. Big boulders and multiple paths to get to the end. Going up the last climb to the pool can be a little dangerous if you're not careful. Many people make it up and down everyday. Just be smart on your route up and watch others. Also, I'm guessing 1/2 the people end up going right instead of left on the way out and end up down in the wash and not on the trail. We almost made this mistake but someone who had been on the trail previously, pointed us in the correct direction.

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Raintree via North Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is an great hike. My only recommendation is to wear warm cloths if you intend to this trail in late november as I did.

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First Creek Peak & Overlook
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9 Completed 4 Reviews

This is a fantastic hike. You should download waypoints from birdandhike.com in order to stay on the trail. Once you get to the top, hang a left and follow the ridgeline for about a mile and you'll hit an awesome slickrock area.

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Hunter Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Just hiked/walked this trail, absolutely worth it once you get to the waterfall! As someone has already said the 2nd half is the best! Really nice.

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Lower Bristlecone Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

There's a lower and upper Bristlecone. Upper Bristlecone is more mountainous than lower Bristlecone. It was a great hike, especially with the snow and cooler weather!

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Hunter Creek Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great hike. Especially, the second half has lots of trees and ground is nicely covered with leaves and soft. After reaching the waterfall, if you feel adventurous, you can climb 800 ft to the peak half mile from the waterfall and see a great view of Reno.

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Red Rocks: Brownstone Canyon
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20 Completed 22 Reviews

I had never been out west prior to this place so the literal "red rocks" were pretty amazing. They had a sceninc little drive that you could make several stops, get out and walk through areas, climb on the sides of the mountains, and if you wanted to you could get a backpack permit and rock climb and stay in the middle of it all :P! Love this place and if we ever head back to this area we would definitely visit it again.

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