Keystone Thrust Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Keystone Thrust Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, NV 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.

2.1 miles 571 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




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.

11 days ago

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

21 days ago

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.

trail running
7 months ago

Nice trip not difficult and easy to run all way long
Start going up with a gradual rise from very beginning

Nice views


8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Great trail. It was fun and links to three other trails.

11 months ago

Mostly interesting due to the fragmented sandstone along the fault and great views of the canyon. Easy walk.

1 year ago

3 years ago

Just Hiked this trail, Up hill most of the way, But well worth the Views...

6 years ago

This is a moderate difficulty hike that leads you to some impressive and interesting views of both the fault and the surrounding area. An initial gain in elevation from the White Rock Parking Lot takes you around a ridge and into the fault. Exploration is fun here and involves a bit of scrambling along the fault line.