Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A great and relatively easy way to get back into parts of Red Rock that you can’t see from the loop drive. The backside of white rock is beautiful and the trail climbs enough to reach some different environments with more vegetation. Nice little creek at the end. Beware bikes, ATVs and some SUVs on the early part of the trail which starts on an unmaintained road. Half mile in and you’re only on trails though so not bad.

The drive to the second parking lot can be a little rough. There is zero shade but other than that it was a nice trail with good views.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful views. No shade. 7 lizards

on Calico Tanks Trail

4 days ago

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Great trail with very pretty views of the surrounding Red rock canyon. A lot of the hike is exposed so be prepared to be in the sun. Not too difficult- moderate is a true ranking. Even the drive to the trail head is gorgeous. Would definitely recommend!

very fun

hiking
10 days ago

One of the best trails at Red Rock! Easy to find your way and the views at the end were great!

nature trips
12 days ago

amazing you may take a nature walk and have a picnic or hike in the tougher trail higher up.

hiking
19 days ago

Unfortunately did not get a payoff at the end of the trail. Highlights included many deer mules roaming around. I will have to reevaluate the hike and rating. Just learned if you continue on the path their is a abandoned "cabin" and mines to explore.

I loved this trail, great scenery. I did however fall and broke my wrist, can’t wait till I can do it again, just as soon as I get the cast off.

hiking
19 days ago

Super easy trail. Fun if you want to bring the little ones.

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of fun scrambling! The tanks themselves were a little underwhelming as there was no water when we visited, but I definitely recommend that you keep climbing up for spectacular views of the city.

The trail isn’t well marked after you go through the gravel wash, but it’s fairly intuitive.

Rookie Mistake: It was our first time in Red Rock Canyon and we missed the Sandstone Quarry Trailhead turnoff - which meant we had to go all the way around the one-way, 12-mile loop to get back. Beautiful drive, but pushed our start time about 45-minutes!

Easy and beautiful hike, but the trails are horribly marked and it is easy to take a wrong turn (or be on the wrong trail altogether) to a different trail. The good news is that it is hard to get lost since you can see the road and parking lots as you meander around.

Beautiful and easy hike. Great views and we even saw some deer crossing our path. The dogs were able to easily navigate the trail. The trail is short but a nice hike for a short outing

hiking
22 days ago

Super easy hike for all skill levels. We took the dogs and they enjoyed climbing the rocky steps. There was a small trickle water fall this morning. Beautiful views of wild flowers and lots of shady spots to hang out

Loved it. Beautiful.

A longer hike on foot, but very enjoyable nonetheless. The views are amazing, though the trail itself is less than glamorous. It has a bit of climbing that was hard on my companion's knees and has little shade, so bring water.

Very easy hike and short. The Waterfall is nice and the cave at the end of the trail. My daughter and her friends had a really great time. good for kida and pet

Its nice and beautiful when you reach the end. Also you can see the city from the top.

Loved the ease of this trail. Hiked to Lost Creek waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail! It’s great for beginner (in shape) hikers. Views of Vegas from the top are fun and there’s lots of change of scenery throughout the hike. It’s a quick day trip in the amazing Red Rock Canyon! It’s pretty exposed so bring lots of water- would not recommend in the dead of summer.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s hot. Very hot. And takes a long time to get there so make sure your car is gassed up and you have plenty of water. Other than that, pretty cool rock formations.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is a lot of fun. Takes a couple of hours and involves a lot of rock scrambling. I wore my hiking boots and had no problems with slipping on rocks. The view at the end is amazing. A good activity to get away from the Strip for a few hours.

Beautiful. at times challenging to find trail but we'll worth it

Great trail! Good for kids. The sand makes it slippery, so shoes with good traction are recommended. In the spring you can see the waterfall the best, because the snow is melting. There are rock steps as you get closer to the waterfall and the trail is not well marked at the bottom, but you want to head straight toward the mountain and then the trail is obvious.

So much beauty to enjoy here! Lots of scrambling- just an excellent place to explore.

We hiked this trail at the end of March and was surprise by the water and waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Relaxing. Minimal scrambling.

hiking
1 month ago

Having only heard about Redrock we didn't know what to expect. This is a good hike, but the amount of scrambling makes me think of it as more strenuous than moderate. As you near the top you will find foot ledges just a few inches wide, something that isn't for everyone. That said, explore! We found numerous paths all following the same general trail, some offering more of a hike whereas others are more scrambling.

Some scrambling but so worth it!

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