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backpacking
15 days ago

Gorgeous scenery, great hike! Downloaded this track for offline viewing, came in handy providing even more detail than our topo map at times. The trail currently is little different than this track on the approach to Favre Lake... we followed the track only to have to bushwhack... looks like they've rerouted the trail. Follow the current trail signs out on the trail and you'll find Favre no problem. Flowers were in blooms everywhere, saw goats, buck & doe, grouse, cows, pika, golden eagles, tons of butterflies and bees. Trail is overgrown somewhat in areas, but always easy to follow. And yep, the stretch without water is up and down nearly 4 peaks, so hydrate well and be ready for a good workout!

on Lehman Creek Trail

hiking
20 days ago

The directions link (as of 7/30/2018) on here takes you to the Lower Lehman campground. You can start from there, but you can also start from the Upper Lehman campground which will save you nearly a mile in each direction. The "real" trail starts from Upper Lehman campground. Some people do it in the opposite direction and descend from Wheeler Peak Campground and than go back up (or maybe hitch a ride back? - cheaters!).

I gave this two stars because the first 2/3 are really boring (for me anyway). The trail is ok and the scenery is ok. It was very disappointing because you can hear the creek but the trail only takes you right beside the creek for about 200 yards! Seriously, that's it. Aside from that short stretch, you can hear it for awhile and then you can't even hear it anymore as you go higher. The top 1/3 of the trail gets much better from the point you hit the meadow which has very nice views of Wheeler Peak. The forest scenery is nicer after that too up to Wheeler Peak Campground. We saw some deer and wild turkeys.

For the experienced hiker, it's a moderate hike. For the casual/beginner hiker, it's a hard hike as it's an unrelenting climb until the meadow. There are very few flat spots before that point. It's a good workout but there are nicer trails.

nature trips
1 month ago

beautiful scenery. We saw 2 antelope in the road that refused to move and later We spotted a big horn sheep right off the road. We checked out several trails that day. Great for kids. Don't go midday summer, too hot.

hiking
1 month ago

Holy cow. You gotta WORK for this one! Made it to the arch, but wasn't able to go any further due to a thunderstorm that closed in on us fast as we traversed up the crack below the arch. Just enough time to get up, take a few pics, and get back down. Started pouring just after we climbed back out of the final chute on the return. Will definitely be coming back to summit.... Two things: 1- I've got a stock Ford F150 with BFG KO2 and made it 2 miles into Rocky Gap Road without a problem. Making it to the TH with factory clearance could be an issue, but it's possible to take off at LEAST 4-5 miles round trip in a stock vehicle, driving carefully. 2- the more "technical" portions of the hike (last half mile) feel really sketchy - worse than they really are. If you're uncomfortable outside of the crack on the excited face, you can crab your way up/down the crack slowly and safely. Total stats today: 12.1M, 3,562 elevation gain (parked truck 2mi. approx up Rocky Gap, to the arch - not summit), and 6h27m r/t. Good luck!

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike with my wife in 2013. Awesome views. We went from Harrison Pass to S Smith creek first day. To Overland Lake second day and stayed there to relax an extra day. To Favre Lake after that and then out the last day. From overland to Favre was by far the toughest stretch. I think 13 mikes or so. 11 miles without water. Gorgeous.

hiking
3 months ago

I loved the creek running alongside the trail. At the top you have great views of wheeler peak. I did it without snowshoes and I was fine!

I Love this hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Scramble fest! If you start from the trail head, you will have plenty of energy for the final climb to the arch and summit. Starting from the parking lot adds more miles, albeit beautiful miles, to your hike.
Doing this one solo may not have been such a good idea given my limited climbing skills. Turned around at the 2nd chute. All I think about is completing this hike. I will be back..... with a friend at least.

I put this trail together because I needed something a little more difficult than any one trail in Red Rock could offer. I do recommend going counter clockwise when leaving the visitors center that way you can knock out Turtlehead Peak early on.

Amazing! Parked at Willow Springs and hiked up to the trailhead. Made for a 14+ mile hike round trip but totally worth it. Challenging but payoff is an incredible view.

Wow wow wow! Strenuous trail and totally worth it! Hike/climb combo that requires a good level of experience. I got to the base of the bridge and couldn’t go further due to high winds. I’m definitely planning a second trip here

One of the best hikes in red rock! The drive up to the trailhead is a ton of fun as well and part of the adventure. (4WD required). If you drive to the trailhead it’s only a 6.2 mile out and back. A lot of it looks improbable from a distance but is very manageable when you get close.

backpacking
11 months ago

Amazing trail! Great camping spots, access to water (will need to filtered of course) and beautiful views. Hiked south to north, and loved it.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Awesome! Be prepared: bring a water filtration pump, extra food, etc. There is a ~11mile stretch without water between overland lake and Favre. We did this in 2.5 days and 2 nights and it was a bit rushed. Bring good hiking buddies

scenic driving
Sunday, July 09, 2017

We entered the park from the Lake Mead side and drove through the Valley of Fire. Really cool rock formations - deep red and white strata, with some interesting short hikes and a couple of side roads too. Don't miss Elephant Rock - it really looks like an elephant! Great side trip if you are in Vegas. Don't forget to pay your state park fee if entering from the back.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Moderate would be a better description. If you do it only one way - bottom to top. The other way you have to keep turning back to see the water coming down rocks. But, do it both ways and you won't miss anything.

scenic driving
Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful drive through the Valley of Fire State Park. Many short trails to enjoy all along the road.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Afraid of heights? Not a good climber? Not accustomed to high elevation training (shortness​ of breath)? This hike is not for you. This hike is no joke. You will walk on 2's, 4's, jump, and you better have a little Spider-Man​ in you because you will be using everybody part to get to the top and back down.

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great hike, however, I decided to climb the west face approach to the Arch which is easily a Class 4 climb (3 pitches, all crack) with two more small pitches just prior to the summit. I was within 150m of the summit and was almost blown off the edge by 45-50mph wind gusts. Probably the hardest hike-climb combo in Red Rocks. Those interested in a similar climb should try free climbing the east approach (end of Calico Hills Trail) which requires you to park in Calico Basin and crack climb all the way up to the tanks and reverse route all the way around Red Rocks and enter the Basin area from the south...hug the western edge of RR back to parking.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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Great hike!

hiking
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

This is by far the best & most dangerous hike over at Red Rock. Took the rocky gap 4x4 road up to the trail. We started around 8:04 got back to truck around 6:12. This includes some stops for pictures and lunch!

We were only able to get to the arch as it was already 3:30ish - Weather was approving fast - wind was over 40MPH then it started snowing, so we were not able to climb to summit.

As mentioned before it's one of the best hikes, but the snow and bad weather makes it a little bit harder. Definitely camping out there next time.

Once you passed the trail signed it's about 2.0 miles. There won't be no more trail, so you're on your own. Follow those rocks guides & arrows left by hikers.

hiking
Sunday, February 09, 2014

This is by far one of my favorite hikes. It has been a while since I hiked it. Great view of Vegas. Hope to do it again someday.

hiking
Friday, February 15, 2013

Beautiful area and I would recommend it to anyone. The trip up there was half the funmust have a pretty sold 4wd vehicle; it is a rough trek up the mountain if you drive all the way up the trail head. Without a vehicle to get to the top I would see it as a very doable, long but doable walk. Worth the time and effort though.

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