Calico Hills Trail

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Calico Hills Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Hell Hill serves as the warm up for this grueling summit ascent. The class 3 ridgeline scramble is worth every step. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is part of the National Landscape Conservation System. This area helps to preserve the large red rock formations and sandstone peaks known as the Keystone Thrust. Popular for hiking and rock climbing, the highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m). Note: Calico Hills is most often referred to as the grouping of colorful sandstone formations north of the entrance to the Scenic Loop Road. This includes the popular Calico Tanks trail and Redcap Peak.

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2 days ago

A great trail. You can make it as hard as you want with rock scrambling. Red rock is a great hiking destination not far from Vegas. In the winter months that’s especially nice because of the shorter daylight hours.

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16 days ago

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21 days ago

What an amazing trail,, hard yes but the views are just amazing,, red color everywhere... glad I took time from competition schedule and did this short hike, didn't finish all trail due to tight time!!

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1 month ago

really fun trail...

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

More scrambling than we expected but worth the extra work. Definitely felt safer doing this with a buddy. There are hundreds of ways to the top, so don't worry too much about getting lost. If you feel like one way looks too challenging just turn around- there will always be an easier way.

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3 months ago

If you're an early riser this trail has morning shade in the Summer until around 8am.

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6 months ago