Ice Box Canyon Trails is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Vegas, NV that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
One of the trails at Red Rock Canyon, NV. This is the trail 0.77 mile south of Lost Creek named Ice Box Canyon.
Nice area to hike. A lot of bolder hopping so must be careful of footing, loose bolders, and snakes.
Love this place, great when ya get to top.
Short, easy trail. It's best to go when there's a fall.
Like previous reviews mentioned, it's an up and back hike. The hike up to the canyon was kind of boring for me. Just a long walk through the sage brush. Canyon was pretty scenic when I got up there though.
Was a nice hour up & hour back hike. Ate lunch in shade of the canyon. Has Lots of good trail variety--rolling open desert at first & Big boulder scrambling once in the canyon. A Beautiful canyon to hike. However little to No water at this time of year. We'll definitely return around February/March to see the waterfalls.
Watching the climbers high above you on the canyon walls is amazing. Excellent hike for very hot days in Vegas. Can be crowded with novice hikers and quite noisy depending on the time of day. The waterfall is a little tricky to get up to and back down again for those not wearing hiking shoes.
Great trail, lots of rock scrambling!
Just went today and it was a pretty easy hike... Exception is that we made it to the waterfall but didn't make the last climb to the very top. Pretty crowded which was expected on a Saturday midday. Made it in and out in less than 90 minutes. Definitely will go again with gear/shoes to make that final little climb to the waterfall.
I love this trail! Last time I went here, it was back in January. There is supposed to be a waterfall at the end, but at the time all the water must have been frozen.
There is a lot of going from rock to rock. My husband describes it like Hawaii; when you step over from rock to rock by the beach.
This trail is moderate. I would come with shoes with grippy soles since the rocks get pretty slick with the dirt on it.
Lots of climbing over boulders etc. the view from the top is beautiful but not something that everyone can get up to. It's a bit tricky if you don't have the right shoes. I would probably take climbing or approach shoes next time. It's pretty surreal up at the top though.
It was a very beautiful hike. Parts you will need to jump between rocks. There was plenty of water on the trail so it was a pretty waterfall when we went. 3/12/16