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This trail leads you up a wash that involves some scrambling with engaging and fun moves. You are shaded from the sun for a lot of the hike (depending on the time of year) it has several pools of water you come to that requires a little adventuring to work around. I recommend you start east and work up the wash instead of coming down it. Overall it is fun and EASY! It Took me less than two hours and I loved every minute of it.
Tony S. on Calico Tanks Trail
This is a fun trail. I definitely recommend it. It is moderate in difficulty. It is not easy, but not too hard. You can do this in a few hours. A nice view of the LV strip at the end and views of the park. The hike was wet when we did it which made footing a bit challenging. It is in the shade much of the way, so if there has been rain the footing can be slick. Good footwear help.
A great hike to be sure!! I would agree in the difficulty level, but the day (January 19th) we did it I think it was even more so... The first 1/3 was great overcast and watched the shows coming up through the valley. The second 2/3 of the hike was in a very cold moderate rain which did not effect the surface that much, however the final third coming over the knife edge we were met with sideways blowing snow and the accumulation increased to almost 3 iniches on the summit. The cloud cover opened up briefly for a decent down view but we did not stay long. The downhill in
The snow was precarious and slow but once below the snow line it was a pretty easy decent, rather steep at times but nothing technical. Of course once on the dessert floor the blue sky's came back and it gave us some amazing pictures of where we had just been. Very rewarding and highly suggested hike if you are in decent shape!! You quads will scream some!! The trail was marked very well down low, but as you climb they become pretty random... and because of the snow only rock markers were recognizable but all in all it's a very straight forward trail! That will give you a sense of accomplishment! ! Just remember to plan your gear according to the current conditions and the near future and you will be fine!! A great climb!!
Beautiful trail! The snow was pretty packed so the snow shoes weren't completely necessary, but I was still really thankful I had them at several points throughout the hike. My dog loved it too! Would definitely love to do this hike again, both in snow and warmer weather.