Fossil Ridge Loop

MODERATE 16 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
813 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.

hiking
20 days ago

21 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Stunning views of Red Rock across the road, unique terrain that's unlike what you find in the national conservation area or in Calico Basin. Not very tough but so beautiful. Definitely recommend.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I think the views on the eastern side were better. We found some great fossils of sea shells in the rocks, so keep your eyes open. Moderate is a great classification, the up hill bits aren't long or very steep. If you're new to hiking this would be a great introduction.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike and def. worth it to see all of the fossils along the trail!

hiking
9 months ago

definitely a cool hike, lots of interesting fossils and rocks. amazing views of red rock!

hiking
10 months ago

Very cool trail some interesting landscape