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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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Red Rocks: North Peak
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

I started at the base of Willow Springs Picnic area which added about 6 miles to the 2.6 mile hike. The initial ascent is on a 4x4 road until you get to the trailhead. Beautiful hike with breathtaking view from the summit.

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Turtlehead Peak Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Started the ascent to Turtlehead Peak at Calico 2 trailhead. This adds 2.4 miles to the 5 mile hike and well worth it. There are many options to get up the gully but all options end up on the ridge line. From the Ridge line it's another 20 minutes to the summit. The 360 degree from the top is gorgeous. Didn't see any big horn sheep. The visitors center said sunrise and sunset are the best times to see the park wildlife.

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Hayford Peak
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Yes, this is Gass Peak.

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Pine Creek Canyon Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

Such an easy and scenic hike! The weather was perfect, the creek was flowing nice and strong.

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Calico Tanks Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

One of my favorite spots at Red Rock all year round. Sunny and shady with a great view to end it.

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Las Vegas Premium Outlets
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515 Completed 479 Reviews

On the way back to Cali, the girls wanted to checkout this Outlet. Arrived 30 minutes before closing time. Nice place specially that night because it had stopped raining, and the weather wasn't too cold, just right where you can get away without a jacket. Wish we got there earlier. Was pleasant walk, ended up doing a loop. If you wanted to walk in a very safe place? you won't go wrong coming to this place if you're in Vegas.

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La Madre Springs Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

I thought this trail is boring. Half the trail it was just man made rocks to give hikers a trail. Thought the spring would be cool but you can barely call it is a spring. Very disappointing trail.

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Ice Box Canyon Trails
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Fun trail! So far it is my favorite at Red Rock Canyon. Went during the spring to see the pools of water. It is so amazing how much water the pools have and how cold it is being in the middle of the desert.

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Calico Tanks Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Just love this trail. A lot of the trails in Red Rock Canyon are awesome, but this one is a particular favorite given the red rocks and the opportunity to climb off trail as much as you'd like. Lots of options for going off trail here without getting lost. Usually, there's a lot of people on this trail as this is one of the more popular ones at Red Rocks. Great overall! Recommend any day.

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Red Rocks: Brownstone Canyon
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8 Completed 6 Reviews

My visit to Red Rock Canyon was amazing. There are several trails and many areas where you can stop to take in the beauty. The entire reserve has some of the most beautiful rock formations I've ever seen. Although the weather was very hot when I visited, I got a glimpse at a few rock climbers taking advantage of this beautiful location as well. If I ever get another chance to return, I'll probably spend more time on several more trails.

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