Fossil Ridge Loop

MODERATE 27 reviews

Fossil Ridge Loop is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
748 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

Blue Diamond Hill, across from the main part of Red Rock Canyon, offers some great hiking trails. Many of these were created by mountain bikers and some were created by the horseback riding concession that operates near the trailhead. Parking for this hike is along SR 159 just outside the entrance to the horseback riding road. The hike takes you in the road and then right and into a canyon. The trail meanders back and forth as the canyon makes its way to the top of Blue Diamond Hill.

mountain biking
13 days ago

This trail didn't have very great markers, so screenshots were the way to go once we reached a fork. There are so many upsides to this trail; from being up and away from the highway, the amazing scenery, and plenty of small desert critters. I love the many rock formations, and chances to see fossils and imprints of them was pretty cool, too. keep in mind that these trails are used for horseback, so I wouldn't recommend bringing the pups off leash. I'm quite the noobie when it comes to mt. biking, so the bike was walked pretty much the whole way up, and shredded the way down. I'll keep coming back here, it's so peaceful way back into the small canyon.

hiking
26 days ago

trail running
28 days ago

1 month ago

Spectacular views!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

It was hot better to hit it first thing in the morning. If you want to shorten hike take a left at the fork by the rock formation and caution snake sign. That left will reduce the hike to around 2.38 miles. Still a good hike and gorgeous views!

hiking
1 month ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful cactus and rock formations. Saw a land Tortoise and a tarantula.

hiking
4 months ago

Enjoyed this trail very much. Not much foot traffic. Hiked from in the valley and saw some fossils of course. Amazing to think it was once under water. Be careful in the summer months, great places for Rattlesnakes to surprise you!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Good brisk hike up a ridge with a deep canyon by.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice early in the morning before there are bikes on the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago