Fossil Ridge Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews

Fossil Ridge Loop is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 813 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






Blue Diamond Hill, across from the main part of Red Rock Canyon, offers some great hiking trails. Many of these were created by mountain bikers and some were created by the horseback riding concession that operates near the trailhead. Parking for this hike is along SR 159 just outside the entrance to the horseback riding road. The hike takes you in the road and then right and into a canyon. The trail meanders back and forth as the canyon makes its way to the top of Blue Diamond Hill.

6 days ago

20 days ago

I think the views on the eastern side were better. We found some great fossils of sea shells in the rocks, so keep your eyes open. Moderate is a great classification, the up hill bits aren't long or very steep. If you're new to hiking this would be a great introduction.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike and def. worth it to see all of the fossils along the trail!

2 months ago

definitely a cool hike, lots of interesting fossils and rocks. amazing views of red rock!

4 months ago

Very cool trail some interesting landscape