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Seven of us set out on our first hike of the season. We were a little concerned about a seven mile trek as our first outing, but the trail proved to be beautiful and not overly taxing. It was the type of trail that makes you want to come back for more.

The layered colors were amazing. So distinct. The landscape ranged from soft, rolling hills to jagged peaks, which were as sharp as lava rock. The winds were wicked, but interestingly always at our back.

Our group (age range 45 to 60) really loved this trail.

Really fun hike, some rock scrambling and great views at the end!

Awesome colors, hard to comprehend how different areas so close to one another can be.

Overlook for Fire Canyon is breathtaking.

Really cool canyon with petroglyphs.

We really enjoyed this challenging hike today. We turned around about 3/4 of the way to the waterfall at the end due to the increased difficulty of the bouldering. We had seen so much beauty already that we were full and didn’t need to press on. The little pools of water and stream along with endless beautiful rocks of all colors and patterns and the diversity of the plant life made this hike one of our favorites so far.
When you are on the trail, you will come to a big rock triangle in the dirt and there are three ways to go. This is where we went left to the riverbed and then took a right at the riverbed and followed it out and back for the reminder of the hike. This will take you to the pools of water. Be careful coming back. We almost missed the left out of the riverbed to get back onto the main trail.

7 days ago

Some bouldering. Hard to follow at times. Beautiful country and spectacular view of Las Vegas at the end.

The mountains besides the trail are so beautiful. I am sorry I didn't hike the whole trail.

Beautiful views and more on the easier side.

11 days ago

There are many sandstones and red rocks with various shapes along the trail. You can see the whole Las Vegas at the top.

It’s definitely not 5 miles. To the end of the trail was maybe a mile and a half out if that. The sign even says 2.4 round trip. It’s pretty but March 10th we saw a trickle and a small pond.

13 days ago

Very scenic. Some scrambling over big rocks. At times hard to determine where the trail is but you can’t really get lost. Great view of Vegas at the end. Wear good hiking shoes for gripping the rocks.

18 days ago

Wonderful. Very windy day but was well worth the view at the end of the LV strip.

Southern Cali girl here. I recently got back into hiking and have tried to look for a nearby trail anywhere I go. My boyfriend has family in the Vegas area so I was excited to learn of the many wonders surrounding us here. This is one of many trails in the park. It was fun to get lost in the canyon, climb rocks and play with snow. I'm glad we started early because it wasn't crowded and we got to appreciate the creek and ponds practically to ourselves. will return!

Very beautiful trail. The spring was disappointing.

Love the scenery. Only problem I had with the trail was there were so many forks and it was hard to make out where the trail actually went and ended. Lots of dead ends. Ended up traveling back and going to two different creek split-offs. Also the map on this app is much longer than what is traveled upon by walked trails. Pick your own adventure, I guess!

We got there as the sun was setting and once the sun went down we got caught in a sand storm with minimal visibility. We almost couldn’t find our way back to the parking lot so defiantly be very careful this is a short hike but still very cool

27 days ago

great hike and beautiful scenery. make sure to wear good shoes as you do some rock climbing. we went when there was not much traffic so the hike was enjoyable. I would suggest taking this hike early as it could get crowded.

the trail is beautiful, but don't forget to stop and look around you or you will miss the hidden gems. There is a wonderful arch you can climb in and through near the end of the loop

very pretty short trail. This trail also offers one of the easiest access points into Fire Canyon

very nice, but certainly not my favorite hike in this park

29 days ago

Great walk with the family. The sand is hard to get used to walking in and we all found that it tired our legs out pretty quickly. Make sure you download the map on your phone as there is no marked trail. We got off the trail for a while and had to hike over hills to get back on course. The sand makes for great headstands. Beautiful scenery and we saw lots of little lizards.

1 month ago

This was a wonderful side trip away from the Vegas Strip. The temperature was perfect for a nice hike in late January. Easy parking and access to the trail. Definitely wear some good, non-slip hiking shoes. Part of the trail is very sandy and the other part you'll do some light rock scrambling. My shoes became slippery from the sand and while walking on the rocks I slipped and landed on my caboose which resulted in a very colorful bruise.

Fun little family trail, great to take off shoes and just walk in the sand.

1 month ago

Short little hike over differing terrains, beautiful sandstone contacts and the conglomerates are beautiful as well. Fire wave itself is very small.

1 month ago

Be prepared for a little light scrambling. Shoes with grip are a must and having basic scrambling skills would help. I think this trail would have been more fun early in the morning when there are less people. The noise can get a little hectic and it begins to feel like your at an amusement park. Other than that, it was a beautiful trail with great views at the end. There is a loop trail that encircles the calico hills that might be of interest to someone who would like an extended version of this trail.

Fun hike. Lots of scrambling.

1 month ago

This is a great moderate hike for all ages. Its a lot of fun walking and scrambling around a bit over all of the red rocks once you get back into the canyon a bit. At the end it also has a great view of the entire Vegas Valley. Highly recommended all year round.

NOTES: During rainy season is the calico tanks might be filled full of water causing you to go around them instead of through them in order to reach the summit view.

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