nature trips

wild flowers

kid friendly

trail running

dogs on leash

dog friendly

horseback riding


Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store. The unique geologic features, plants and animals of Red Rock represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert. In 1990, special legislation supported by the Nevada congressional delegation, changed the status of the Red Rock Recreation Lands to a National Conservation Area (NCA), the seventh to be designated nationally. This legislation provides the funding to protect and improve the area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is enjoyed by the local population as well as visitors from the United States and many foreign countries. One million visitors each year enjoy the spectacular desert landscape, climbing and hiking opportunities, and interpretive programs sponsored by the BLM. The BLM is the largest administrator of public lands in the West. It adheres to the policy of multiple use, thereby providing recreational opportunities, protection for cultural sites, and the management of natural resources, including wildlife.

2 days ago

Great trip for families and people that prefer to have easy trails to walk. great views to capture.

Awesome moderate trail. Very beautiful scenic view at the end well worth the hike.

Awesome hike with great rock formations and stunning colors.

5 days ago

Very pretty and easy hike but anticlimactic.

Good trail with kids. About the right distance and inclination to be doable and a little challenging. Takes about 2h from parking lot.

Super fun hike! Lots of places to explore around the trail.

It was great. not very intense. if you like bouldering, this short hike is for you.

9 days ago

Starting around January 2017 this trail will not be accessible from Sandstone Quarry Trailhead due to re-construction at Sandstone Quarry Parking area. This will continue for about 2-3 months. Pine Creek will also be under construction at the same time. You will have to access Calico Tanks from Calico Basin on the Kraft Mountain Trail. much longer and more difficult OR try another trail during this time period.

9 days ago

This trailhead at Calico Vista 1 is closed for parking lot reconstruction until approximately January. if not earlier. No access from the Visitor center or Calico 1 to the entire trail. YOU'll have to access via Calico Vista 2 or in Red Springs Picnic area.

Starting in January 2017 or so, this parking area will be under reconstruction and not accessible. You'll have to use Oak Creek North Parking area to reach Pine Creek. This will continue for about 2-3 months and more than double the available parking.

Starting in January 2017 or so, the parking area at Sandstone Quarry will be closed for re-construction. You'll have to start your trail either at Calico Vista 2 Parking area and scramble up the sandstone or go to Calico Basin and take the backway up. This should only last 2-3 months..

This trail is actually called the Red Spring Boardwalk. It's very popular for weddings and Photography shoots ( both require BLM permits).

Great views of the strip from the top!

Very pretty trail! Wasn't too difficult for the three of us and our dog