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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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Lone Mountain Loop
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved the 360 view.

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Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Really interesting drive just outside Las Vegas. I have been on that scenic drive three times driving my car, but I'm planning to hike some of the trails next time I go there. There's is a $7 entrance fee per vehicle to be paid at the visitor center as soon as you enter the park. The paved road goes in just one direction for 13 miles winding up and down red mountain ranges with spectacular views. There are several lookout points along the way for you to stop and contemplate the landscape. At each of these lookout points there are trailheads for hiking that go well into the mountains.

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Wilsons Pimple Loop
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Actually, walking back on the creek is tough .. and better to walk parallel with a little navigation. I really enjoyed this.

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Pine Creek Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

I've taken this hike twice. A great way to introduce yourself to Red Rock in Las Vegas. If you do the loop, careful on the way back as there are a couple of forks.

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South Loop Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

South Loop trail is closed for at least a year, due to fire.

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Cathedral Rock Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Cathedral Rock Trail is closed, due to fire.

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Mary Jane Falls Trail
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15 Completed 3 Reviews

A great hike with natural beauty all around. the biggest part of the trail is the switchbacks..and there are MANY of them and if you have some hiking poles.. I suggest you use them. But the hike is worth with and it is a great place to have a lunch and just marvel at nature. The falls itself had water.. nothing like a usual waterfall but it was enough water to have a decent area wet around it and the water was nice and cool and very refreshing.

Alas I went on a Sat and it was Fathers day weekend so place was VERY busy so go on a weekday (I normally do) if you want to enjoy the silence/peace.

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Mary Jane Falls Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

This trail is too short to merit 5 stars. Solitude, you will not find here, unless you hike at night or off season. Las Vegas has grown too close to the national forest. You will sadly find graffiti at the end of the trail. Pictographs of the 21st century, one might say. We hiked up on June 9, 2014, a Monday.

The grade is moderate on the switchbacks, shaded occasionally by Ponderosa pine and quaking aspen.. At the falls cliff swallows will swoop, and hummingbirds will feast on wildflowers. Columbine, alpine shooting star, lupine and paintbrush were all beginning to burn out. Great views down the canyon. Water descended more as a splatter than as a waterfall.

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Calico Tanks
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

I hiked this May, it is more than worth it. Beautiful rock formations, and colors. Some scrambling required, but the trail is very good. Don't stop at the tank itself. A hundred yard on past it is a good view of the Las Vegas and the red rock formations. I will be back

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La Madre Springs Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My wife and I did this trail and we did go above the spring , we liked it much more when we started climbing but we had gotten a late start and it was getting hot, too late in the afternoon so we came back, do it early in the
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