Looking for a great trail in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada? AllTrails has 94 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 55 moderate trails in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ranging from 1.1 to 14.5 miles and from 2,919 to 7,237 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store. The unique geologic features, plants and animals of Red Rock represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert. In 1990, special legislation supported by the Nevada congressional delegation, changed the status of the Red Rock Recreation Lands to a National Conservation Area (NCA), the seventh to be designated nationally. This legislation provides the funding to protect and improve the area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is enjoyed by the local population as well as visitors from the United States and many foreign countries. One million visitors each year enjoy the spectacular desert landscape, climbing and hiking opportunities, and interpretive programs sponsored by the BLM. The BLM is the largest administrator of public lands in the West. It adheres to the policy of multiple use, thereby providing recreational opportunities, protection for cultural sites, and the management of natural resources, including wildlife.

hiking
scramble
19 hours ago

This is one of my favorite hikes out of Calico Basin. Some other reviewers here have complained about the trail being largely unmarked, which is true; however, the hike is fairly easy to follow if you are familiar with the area and do your research. To be honest, the unmarked and wild nature of the hike is what I love most about it. While unmarked, Ash Canyon is beautiful and pristine; Calico Tanks is well marked and, thus, heavily trafficked, which is why it's turning into a little bit of a dump from graffiti, trash, unnecessary bushwacking, etc.

hiking
rocky
scramble
22 hours ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Down Pine Creek trailhead, take second left down Fire Ecology trail. After turning a corner or two, you'll see a aluminum park table. From the table head left a very short distance, to your right, off the main trail through some brush, head down and follow the carins the whole way. Did not finish. Be back in a week or so to wrap it up. Very beautiful out here. No other hikers on the Gunsight Notch trail. Be careful.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

short moderate difficulty scramble

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

Calico trail is GORGEOUS!!! For 2+ miles, you will be climbing over rocks 2/3 of the way to the end. Nevertheless, the mild to moderate climb (depending on your level of fitness) is worth the view. I wish their were more trail markers since you will do a lot of scrambling to figure out the best way to go. I understand the integrity of the trails are important, however a trail marker is essential for not only the best scenic experience but for safety as well. I hiked this with my boyfriend who's not a hiker nor an outdoorsy person (he wanted to make me happy) so I plan to do it again and go all the way. Overall, I highly recommend this trail. It will not disappoint! ;)

This trail felt really long. A lot of up. Very beautiful though. You will feel super accomplished after you complete it. I am not in awesome shape but I did finish it. On the last incline I had to stop a bunch. I would recommend at least 4 liters of water. I am very happy I did it!

2h30, anti clockwise, the first half is stunning (stay on the right at the beginning, not in the wash) but the other half is a little boring and long.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
3 days ago

Moderate to difficult. Made it all the way, but my 8 year old couldn’t make it the entire way. Very rocky the entire way. Parts seem like you can’t continue further but you have to climb around to continue. Beautiful views.

hiking
3 days ago

Very nice trail. Arrive early to avoid the heat and people with music without headphones

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Easily a favorite!! Class III scramble, amazing views and rocks the whole way! Short and great for a little morning hike but definitely enough to get blood pumping!

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

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