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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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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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17 Completed 16 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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Turtlehead Peak Trail
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38 Completed 7 Reviews

Great hike. The trail is poorly marked and best attempted if you have some orienteering skills or a good gps.

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Raintree via North Loop
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Start early in the day.. Saw folks going up late afternoon and had to turn back..

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Ice Box Canyon Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great hike! In my opinion it is the best hike in Las Vegas! The rocks range from pebbles up to big boulders. A lot of scrambling just before getting to the pools of water. I would recommend going on this hike after a rainy day. One of the pools gets pretty deep after it rains. When I went we also did a little bit of cliff jumping. There are 3 great spots to jump off of. But remember check the depth before jumping! There is also a rope towards the end, towards the right. The rope is somewhat hidden just keep looking. Overall a great hike!

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Calico Hills Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

My girlfriend and I hiked along Calico and through Sandstone Quarry. It was an awesome, well maintained trail with breath taking views. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually stimulating, which is needed after spending some time in Vegas.

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Trail Canyon Overlook
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a very step climb with a lot of loose rock. It gets your heart pumping but the end is a breath taking view.

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Turtlehead Peak Trail
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

Completed this hike yesterday, temperature was not bad. I found this pretty difficult hike, I am not in the greatest shape. Would recommend to anyone visiting Red Rock Canyon. The view of the canyon and Las Vegas are very nice.

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Fern Canyon
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is mainly the only hike my boyfriend and I take whenever we get time to come out to Red Rock, definitely would say it's our favorite. The sign does say "Pine Creek" so that's what we usually call it. The creek is lined with ferns and toward the end of summer is teaming with tadpoles and little frogs. The creek itself Is also very peaceful and alive any time of year. Recommend this easy and tranquil hike to anyone.

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