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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 / La Madre Springs Loop Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

I love how the panorama change from red rocks to white rocks. Definitely worth the hike. Thinking of doing it on bikes next time.

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Mary Jane Falls Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Definitely a good medium hike. Dog and kids friendly spot. Take food and plenty of water. Going on my 4th hike.

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First Creek
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Great hike for starters, I would highly recommend taking back to wash instead of trail.

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North Loop Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

We backpacked the entire north loop to the summit. Stayed the night near Devils Thumb and then backpacked out the next morning. It was definitely grueling at times. My Fitbit calculated 15 miles day one and 10 miles for day two. It was a lot of mileage with big packs on our back but our campsite was out of this world. We watched the sunset and then gazed at the stars all night. The views up to the summit are way better than actually from the summit but it is cool to see Las Vegas and Pahrump from the top. I'm don't think I would ever backpack it again, but I might do it as a long day trip. And also I wouldn't do the full north rim. If you do trail canyon, you can shave off 3 miles each way, which could have made the difference for me between 4 starts and 5. Overall it was a great experience and a hell of an accomplishment.

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Mary Jane Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Water was minimum due to it being summer. Was still a really pretty hike up. And the spots next to the falls has a great view. Great workout for glutes

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Mary Jane Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail was awesome.. Little crowded, but worthy the hike.

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First Creek
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hIke and the waterfall/pool a definite surprise.

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Calico Tanks near Calico Basin
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768 Completed 752 Reviews

Completed this hike a couple months ago. This is a must see trial if you're in Red Rock Canyons. There are around 19 trails and around 3 loops. If you hike this trail you can skip the rest of the trails. That's how good this trail is compared to the others. You have to do at least one loop and the scenic loop is a must. But if you intend to try hiking then do this this trail first and if you don't you'll regret it. Just make sure there’s other hikers on the trail because it gets blurry midway. If you ended up liking this trail there’s a second trail you have to do, it’s #8 Lost Creek. Best to get there early so you can at least see two trails.

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Calico Tanks Trail
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768 Completed 752 Reviews

This is one of the best trails at Red Rock Canyon State Park. Definitely a must see, the trail. The trail from the start is clearly defined; it’s when the trail starts ascending up the mountains where it becomes difficult to see because the mountain is like a solid rock. You’ll have to use some common sense and logic to find the tank at the summit. The views were magnificent, indeed outstanding! If anybody is visiting Las Vegas make sure to see this place even if you’re not into hiking. Just a cruise along the loop is worth the admission.

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Mary Jane Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My most fave hike in Vegas! This was the first MJ hike in the summer and it was an amazing getaway from the major heat. Anytime of year is good but today was an amazing experience because I felt I escaped! I recommend this to anyone...anyone!

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