Ice Box Canyon Trail

MODERATE 242 reviews

Ice Box Canyon Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

Directions from Las Vegas: Travel ten miles west along State Route 159. Once at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center turn west onto a trail. Automobiles are along on the trail. Continue until the parking lot.

hiking
8 days ago

Starts off with a light trail walking up to rockier points up to eventually climbing over boulders. I felt so accomplished when I reached the end! You’ll know when you’re there when you reach a dead end that you can’t climb over unless you have gear. Very fun, wear the right shoes !

hiking
15 days ago

This trail provided excellent views the entire length! There’s an amazing waterfall at the end that is a bit challenging to get to. BEWARE: the trip down from the waterfall is treacherous if you don’t have the proper equipment. Worth every step!

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful trail, even in the middle of winter.

hiking
29 days ago

pretty cool hike in the canyon!

1 month ago

Great hike, if your in the area check it out.!! Bouldering can get a bit challenging but is fun . Enjoy!!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail isn’t so bad. You have a good uphill walking distance you have to cover and then climb down into a river where you will see the rocks slowly become boulders. The boulders can make it fun to climb but for those who don’t want to climb over them , there is little path ways around most of them. You’ll know you’re close to the waterfall once you hit a set of boulders that have to be climbed over. I am new to hiking and this is the 2nd hike I’ve been on so far. If an out of shape hiker like me can do it than I’m pretty sure anyone can.

hiking
1 month ago

Very short trail. Wouldn’t recommend for little kids, lots of scrambling over big rocks

1 month ago

Was hiking solo so didn’t go deep into the canyon. Great hike if it’s really windy at Red Rocks. Good one for kids too.

2 months ago

This is my Second time on this trail. Great workout. This is not great for someone with bad knees or any previous knee injuries. Do not go alone on any hike especially climbing up to the waterfall area. I had a situation where I was not able to come back down safely. Coming down the slippery rock put the fear of falling in me. Just don’t do it alone. I’m an avid hiker and explorer so I still recommend this hike. It’s beautiful, adventurous and like no other place in the Red Rock Conservation.

3 months ago

Great trail for beginners wanting more than a casual stroll. Some boulders to hoist yourself over. Scramble UP to the waterfall, but don't slip.

3 months ago

Hard but pretty

3 months ago

Great summer hike, lots of shade (for the desert). Not too challenging and allows some freedom off the trail if you want to explore. Go after it rains if you can - makes for a much better waterfall at the end.

3 months ago

Lots of fun. The large boulders made it fun to navigate the trail.

4 months ago

Amazing. Hike through big river rocks. The temperature from the stone and shade is a huge perk. Highly recommend. Fair warning: Trail is not well marked.

4 months ago

Great hike. Took around 3 hrs round trip.

5 months ago

We didn't make it all the way into the canyon. Had to turn back from fierce winds and a looming storm. It was still a good trek and I can't wait to get back and finish.

hiking
5 months ago

By far one of the best trails in the area, maybe one of my favorite ever. You'll have to cross open desert, way find around the canyon and scramble a few rocks to make it to the end, but the challenge is worth the destination. I would rate it as a difficult hike, so if you want more than just walking another trail, this is where to go. It goes without saying at red rock but lots of water required, as the chance of getting lost might add some time to the overall trek.

hiking
5 months ago

There is nothing to see and it is too far

hiking
6 months ago

Not too difficult if you're in shape and don't mind climbing over some boulders. Hiked while very dry, water might make it more challenging.

6 months ago

Easy hike
Very know trail so go early or go during the week when everyone is in the city life. Lot of high school kids. Some trash at the end and gets real crowed by the water. Bring some rope if you want to climb or belay pretty fun.

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