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Spring Mountain Ranch is located within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. This 520 acre oasis was developed into a combination working ranch and luxurious retreat by a string of owners who have given the area a long and colorful history. Past owners of the ranch included Chester Lauck of the comedy team "Lum & Abner," German actress Vera Krupp, and millionaire Howard Hughes.

I love this trail! Although the path is t clear once your get into the mountains. It's still beautiful!

hiking
15 days ago

First thing, many hugs to the person who left a review saying to bring tweezers. Puppy stepped on part of a cactus so it was a life saver. A multi-tool worked better with the larger pliers for unsticking the cactus chunk.

It was beautiful. Great trail. Lots of tiny lizards and butterflies.

Downside was the first 1/4 mile had tons of dog poop. After that, there was the occasional horse dropping. I imagine the dog poop problem would improve if the park put out a trash can at the trail head.

Overall, enjoyable and planning to go back when the weather cools down a little more. By 9am it was getting pretty warm.

It's actually called the Sandstone Canyon Loop when you get into Spring Mountain Ranch and look at the map. It's a relatively easy trail, half is a fairly wide open path. The other half, if you choose to go all the way around the loop that crosses the wash, is a much narrower dirt trail. it's not that hard to see, it's lined with small white rocks on the sides. There is only one sign, however, that shows you where to take the right-hand fork to go counter-clockwise, as opposed to going around clockwise. This is a typical desert hike, lots of little scrubby brushes, Joshua trees, cholla cactus. The rocks and mountains are gorgeous, I've posted pictures. I enjoyed this hike so much, that I bought an annual pass. Looking forward to exploring the other hikes. Compared to Red Rock, there are more hikes that are rated easy.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Got lost trying to find the waterfall. There is no clear path when you get closer to the end. Won't be doing that one again.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is an excellent confidence builder for those that have not been exposed to hiking. I would definitely pack a picnic, and enjoy the grassy and shady area by the parking lot and visitor's center. All of the plants are blooming and this place is a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome for the kids first hike! My pupper also had a blast! Can't wait to come back after the rainy season to see the creek in its full glory.