Keystone Thrust Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Las Vegas: Travel ten miles west along State Route 159. Once at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center turn northwest onto a paved road. Continue on the paved road until the Upper White Rock Springs parking lot.
Good trail with kids. About the right distance and inclination to be doable and a little challenging. Takes about 2h from parking lot.
This is a moderately difficult out and back trail which gives nice views of the surrounding area. Portions of the trail are a bit rough, but for the most part is easily trafficked gravel. We saw plenty of kids and pets successfully completing the trail. Views at the end are great and you can kind of see a bit of everything that Red Rock Canyon has to offer in one short hike. We combined this with the white rock/la madre springs loop for a total of ~10 miles.
Nice trip not difficult and easy to run all way long
Start going up with a gradual rise from very beginning
Mostly wash with medium stones a pain in the butt to walk on. The mountain views were awesome but you had to watch your feet all the time because of the rocks.
Rough walk on medium-sized rocks, but beautiful scenery and geological formations. We took a side trail to a tall summit to get a fabulous view.
Great trail. It was fun and links to three other trails.
Mostly interesting due to the fragmented sandstone along the fault and great views of the canyon. Easy walk.