Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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.

6 days ago

Beautiful views. No shade. 7 lizards

on Calico Tanks Trail

6 days ago


nice accent to the top. never had issues with the trail, the orange and white markers were helpful. a good challenge on the way up but more going down with the shale. take your time or you will fall! I did this hike early and was first to summit. not too many other hikers on this trail on a Weds. amazing views at the top!

Seems easy to use

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!

Pretty easy - beware the heat - take plenty of water and sunscreen

Fun hike! Beautiful views of the pines and mountains. Lots of water flowing thru the creek.

12 days ago

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

a pretty easy hike. it was a great day to go hiking

nice trail beautiful waterfall bathrooms inside red rock

14 days ago

Fun hike. We didn't go all the way to because we brought our small dog. Stopped before the ascent. We definitely plan to do the entire hike--without the dog.

Great hike. Plan 4 hours round-trip, great views of Red rock and Vegas at the top.

17 days ago

Great and challenging hike! The trail is marked so it’s easy to find your way around. Beautiful views at the top!

Not easy! Hardest part was accepting the reality that my calves and lower back were gonna be on fire until I summited the peak. I think my legs went numb actually, and then I couldn’t walk for the rest of the day, but it was perfect weather, had to wear sunscreen, but never got lost and the trail never got too sketchy. Friendly and respectful fellow hikers.

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.

23 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

24 days ago

Beautiful hike- especially in spring! Lots of wild flowers and the pools of water were beautiful. We took our two dogs and they did well though it did require some rock jumping for them. Bring lots of water, the first part of the hike has little shade but once you reach further back there are lots of shady spots to rest and relax.

Loved it. Beautiful.

This challenging hike was totally worth it!!

26 days ago

Beautiful view of Vegas and Red Rock Canyon at the peak.

Great hike for early summer. Warm but not hot on 4/26/2018. Moderately strenuous and trail is tough to follow at times. Take your time to enjoy your surroundings and you’ll find your way to the top by following orange, white and green spray paint markings.

Hiked this a few days ago with friends. It’s a nice trail with some rock hopping to make it interesting. Also, always nice to see water on the way.

1 month ago

Gradual ascent up the canyon for the first couple of miles then stay to the left side of the ravine. Some bouldering but mostly a defined trail until about half way up the ravine then its climbing over a couple of rock outcroppings then back on the trail. If you hustle and don't lose the trail, count less than 2 1/2 hrs.

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

Loved this hike! Very strenuous! But the views are breathtaking. I would definitely do it again!

Took a little longer than expected, but our group loved the trail. Be sure to use the app because the trail is not well marked at places. We only saw 9 people during the entire 6.3 mile loop which is why we selected this trail. The views of Las Vegas and the Red Rocks are great and the elevation and loose rocks make the hike difficulty moderate. Loved it and would do it again. It took us 5.5 hours for the entire loop but all of us are over 60 years old.

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

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