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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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Palazzo to NY NY
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A night walk from Palazzo to New York New York, It’s a typical crowd mostly visitors out for a night walk. The locals are mostly the sidewalk performers (musicians, spray paint artist, Elvis Presley singers, again sexy women who are practically naked). The pattern you’ll discover is that these performers move back and forth from Fremont Street and S. Las Vegas Blvd. They make the street interesting for everybody indeed and what defines the sidewalk life in Vegas.

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Palazzo to Fremont
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This was a night walk from Palazzo to Fremont Street. What you’ll discover when you get to the Stratosphere, S. Las Vegas Blvd comes to a “Y” intersection, go left on Main Street and continue until you see Fremont Street. Note Main Street is a mostly an empty street where you won’t see very many people walking or cars. It might feel unsafe but actually is the safer street compared to S. Las Vegas Blvd. You’ll discover on S. Las Vegas Blvd a halfmile away before Stratosphere is where you’ll see more shady character looking people walking around. It’s a far walk at least around 5 miles one way. Since there’s not to many people or cars it’s a quiet area until you get to Fremont where it becomes crazy. At Fremont you’ll see 5 people gliding on cables above, around three to four live bands aside from the individual musicians playing their instruments on the street. Spraypaint artist, rappers, dancers and sexy women practically naked encouraging people to take a photograph with them for $$. Definitely a must see street in Vegas.

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Calico Tanks Trail
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Great trail. Many different lines to make as challenging as you want.

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Scenic drive to Palazzo
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Reading and typing too fast, that place after Baker before the descend was the Rest Stop...

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Scenic drive to Palazzo
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From Baker to Palazzo it’s around 1.5 hours. Usually if you pass Barstow the next stop for gas is Baker. If you wanted to stop at a place for quick snack after filling up, AMPM is one of the better places because they have the cleanest bathrooms and there’s a really tall thermometer if you haven’t noticed in Baker? After Baker the next stop that’s worth checking out around 20 miles away before you approach that long descend before Whiskey Pete’s. You can’t help notice another landmark are the solar power station with three mirror towers on the north side of the freeway. Then finally the incredible views of the famous casinos along the highway before going to S. Las Vegas Blvd. Palazzo is one of the nicer places to stay, it’s not the best or the greatest but it’s up there with the top 10.

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Calico Tanks Trail
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Mary Jane Falls Trail
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Hiked this trail in March 2015 and it was fantastic. Beautiful all the way and the waterfall was icing on the cake!! Even all of the switchbacks were fun!!

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Las Vegas Premium Outlets
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I second what Jasta said... if you want to really tag this as a route or trail at all, keep it to something like Run keeper . This is in no way a hiking\ outdoors trail. there is no destination and no payoff, unless you're talking this week's sales. =\

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Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive
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There is a $7.00 dollar entrance fee. For $30.00 you can get an annual pass. This drive had numerous turn outs, trail heads, rest stops and picnic areas.

When I paid the fee, I got a map of the drive that listed all trail heads, facilities and services. Take some time to read it and familiarize yourself with the drive ahead. The best place to pause and plan is right at the Visitor Center parking lot.

The parking lot has restrooms, water fountains (with a filtered water dispenser for canteens and water bottles) and vending machines.

I have been on this drive several times and have enjoyed the Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center has a wealth of information on all trails, wild life, history and will help you get the most out of hiking the area. There is an indoor portion with an awesome little shop and today, there were displays of flora and fauna with knowledgeable people manning them. There is extensive outdoor displays with look outs explaining the trails and providing more information on plant and wild life: there was even an active tortoise habitat.

When driving, it is easy to get distracted by the extreme vistas; drive carefully but if you are driving below the speed limit keep to the right or pull over so others can safely pass.

WATCH FOR BIKERS, RUNNERS AND HIKERS (and wild life) and have fun!

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Fire Ecology Trail
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Start at the Pine Creek trail head, walk down and find a sign that Marks the Fire Ecology trail head. This should be easy to find as pine trees are visible.

Super easy to walk.

As you go deeper into the area, water flows in the spring and it is a good place to cool down under the pines.

There was some flowing water and tadpoles down the Fire Ecology Trail; and a picnic bench under a huge pine. The Fire Ecology Trail is confusing and not well marked, that is why I rate it 4 stars but worth it is the diversion.

If you get "lost" just follow a path north and join up with the Pine Creek trail

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