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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 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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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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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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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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Mummy Mountain
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16 Completed 14 Reviews

Ok, I just looked at this one on our honey moon and decided not for me. Nice drive up though!

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White Rock to Willow Springs Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good beginner trail to test out if it something you would want to further pursue

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Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

I was getting ready to run the Twilight Ascent Half Marathon and wanted to see what I was getting into. I'm so glad I drove out during daylight hours to see the beautiful red sandstone. The roads were quite busy as the day was absolutely beautiful and it was also a free day (no admission). The run was after dark and Refrigerator Canyon was COLD. I would love to head back out some time and do some hiking.

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Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive
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38 Completed 7 Reviews

This scenic drive is NOT a hiking trail and should not be listed as one. However, the road does allow access to several excellent trailheads that can be used for hiking.

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