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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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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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Ice Box Canyon Trails
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I went around April to this trail with my puppy and boyfriend. The hike gave us a pretty good work out from having to climb over rocks and such. My dog did very well and all the other hikers ad their pets are always very chill. The very end of Ice Box was a tad disappointing due to it still being quite hot, not shaded, and the pool that would usually be where the ice forms, was quite small. But overall an enjoyable hike with great views.

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Turtlehead Peak Trail
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15 Completed 15 Reviews

Very nice hike with beautiful scenery (I think all in Red Rock Canyon are). Not particularly difficult, just keep in mind how hot it can get.

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Charleston Peak - North Loop Trail
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15 Completed 7 Reviews

If Las Vegas is too hot, this is the place to seek relief. While LV in May('14) was already in triple digits, Charleston was in the cool 70's. S. Loop through the park was closed due to fire, so N. Loop was the next choice. One of the highest peaks in state of Nevada, the view was spectacularly decent; however the trekking made a more interesting story though ecosystem.

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Mummy Mountain
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16 Completed 6 Reviews

Bring your "A", "B", and "C" game for this hike! The view is totally worth the hard work...I had to add more pictures to this trail. I would love to keep this a hidden trail, but I dont see people doing this more than once a year. You gain about 3,000ft in elevation, its about 10 miles in and back. We took Raintree and Mummy Springs then just kept going, up and up! There is a place where you can go left towards Mummy Toe (that will be another day) but to make it to the summit follow the trail. Lots of little rock pills but its still hard to follow the trail at times due to rain. When you reach the wash or the scree chute as birdandhike.com (which I recommend to follow) call it, try and follow the green arrow picture I posted that curves left then right, when you turn right it looks a lot harder than what it really is, keep going! I dont recommend this hike to anyone with knee or ankle problems, also hiking shoes are a MUST. This trail shows dog friendly, however, as a dog owner I DONT recommend this for dogs past mummy springs. The view is amazing and the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable. Just make sure and start early. Have fun!

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Moenkopi Loop
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This is an easy trail which starts at the Red Rock Visitor Center. This is a good trail to get an overview of the Red Rock desert environment. It also provides a panoramic view of the Calico Hills, Spring Mountains and La Madre Mountains.

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White Rock Hills Park
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This a relatively easy hike and has many beautiful and unique rock formations. You can also hike from the White Rock Springs parking area to Willow Springs which is a 4.4 mile hike. This area also has much desert flora in bloom in the spring.

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Willow Springs Loop Trail
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This is an easy trail and has a picnic area where you can enjoy your lunch. The Willow Springs area is also great starting point for several other trails including Lost Creek and the Willow Springs - White Rock trails.

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