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.
dogs on leash
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.
Very nice early in the morning before there are bikes on the trail.
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.
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.
Great hike and def. worth it to see all of the fossils along the trail!
definitely a cool hike, lots of interesting fossils and rocks. amazing views of red rock!
Very cool trail some interesting landscape