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Calico Tanks Trail

Las Vegas, NV

Calico Tanks Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, NV that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Mary Jane Falls Trail
1 day ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

on Fletcher Canyon Trail
2 days ago

hiking
9 Completed4 Reviews

Fairly easy hike, but we were lucky we had some cloud cover. expect some climbing / bouldering if you want to continue through the canyon.

on Red Rocks North Peak Trai...
2 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Good didn't see much far as wildlife but is a dessert after all

on Lost Creek Loop Trail
3 days ago

28 Completed27 Reviews

Easy loop. Nothing spectacular.....

on Blue Diamond Hill Trail
5 days ago

mountain biking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great mountain biking trail went midmorning in July brought plenty of fluids

on Turtlehead Peak Trail
5 days ago

hiking
9 Completed9 Reviews

There is a fee to enter Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, but it's worth it. The trail is easy the first mile, then moderate the next 3/4 of a mile, and the last 3/4 mile is difficult. Early morning the mountain itself gives you shade. The trail is randomly marked, and if you are not careful you can get off the trail ... Which increases the difficulty of the hike. Watch out for loose rock with sand ... Especially on the way down. Remember falling up the mountain is better than falling down the mountain! Great views at the top make it worth the effort!!

on Mary Jane Falls Trail
5 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Hiked this on the weekend. There was NO parking! That is how packed it was. I had to wait for a spot to open up. Trail was just what I expected. View from the top was super! I wanted to run the way down to get a good workout in. That part was slightly challenging as there was a line of people in front of me for quite some time. They were much slower and I didn't want to be rude. I did feel bad for the dogs that were out there There were lots of them...big and small. I thought it was way too hot and a bit too difficult to do this hike with your dog. Especially the smaller ones. One even cut his paw on a rock. :-(

on Mary Jane Falls Trail
5 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

on Mary Jane Falls Trail
6 days ago

hiking
2 Completed3 Reviews

Seems to be mostly incline. Not difficult but defin not easy. Had to stop and catch a breather a few times as I am a bit more heavy set. Come early as parking gets packed after about 9am. Only do this is you don't mind sharing trail with many people. Lots of people brought their pups and everyone is so friendly.

on Calico Tanks Trail
6 days ago

hiking
9 Completed9 Reviews

It was a great moderate trail, a good warm-up for Turtlehead Peak which is next on my list. The trail is part of the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area and you will need to pay a fee for entry. The trail starts at the Sandstone Quarry Parking Lot, and follows a wash that can be challenging for portions of the trail. Wear shoes that facilitate climbing on and over rocks. Once you get to the top reserve some time to explore and take in the view. Las Vegas has great hiking in all directions.

on Red Rocks Back Country By...
7 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

This is a road, not a trail. Also the only allowable camping is at the Campground, not on the scenic drive. Campground is located 3 miles from the visitor center on SR159.

on Lost Creek Grotto Trail
11 days ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Nice and easy

on Little Falls Trail
11 days ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

Peaceful and perfect for a beginner hiker such as myself.

on Calico Tanks Trail
11 days ago

hiking
3 Completed4 Reviews

on Fletcher Canyon Trail
11 days ago

hiking
10 Completed1 Reviews

It was ok. No water in mid July.

on Ice Box Canyon Trail
13 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

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.

on Mt. Charleston via Deer C...
13 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

This was my first hike to the top of Mt Charleston. The real name of this trail is THE NORTH LOOP TRAIL. I am not sure why the name of some trails on this site are not correct. I left the parking area around 0530. I would advise anyone to get to the trail head early as the parking lot will fill up fast.
The trail is well defined and strenuous. The first 4 miles of the trail are up hill. Then from miles 4-6 are mostly flat with an up-hill or down-hill section every now and then. At approximately mile 3 there is a water trough for horses. It is fed by a snow pack with a steel pipe. It was still flowing today (mid July). I would suggest filtering the water before consuming.
From mile 7 to the summit is the steepest section with several switch-backs.
The view from the summit is awesome. The summit was very windy and I actually considered putting on a long sleeve.
Overall a great hike. I was humble several times as I was passed on the ascent by a few trail runners. At the top I caught up with a couple who said it took them just under 3 hours to summit.

on Calico Hills Trail
14 days ago

hiking
3 Completed4 Reviews

This was an impromptu hike, but glad I explored here! The labyrinth was a pleasant surprise!

on Charleston Peak Trail
14 days ago

hiking
45 Completed25 Reviews

on Ice Box Canyon Trail
14 days ago

hiking
45 Completed25 Reviews