Redcap Red Rock Canyon Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Redcap Red Rock 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 difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A demanding backcounty extension off the popular Calico Tanks trail to the summit of Redcap Peak. Aka: Turtlehead Jr. Calico Hills is a grouping of colorful sandstone formations north of the entrance to the Scenic Loop Road. Popular with hikers, scramblers, and climbers this beautiful area offers almost unlimited routes for all skill levels. Of all the twisting canyons and rounded peaks waiting to be explored, only Redcap is considered a ranked peak (Rise of +360'). A demanding (two class 3+ moves) backcountry extension off the popular Calico Tanks trail to arrive at the summit. This peak is also known as Turtlehead Jr.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Short and to the point type of hike. It was fun deciding which crack and seam to scramble at the top half.

8 months ago

Great hike. There is a book to sign at the top of the summit.

10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Saturday, January 05, 2013

To short! The twists, turns, views and route finding nature of this scramble left me wishing for another 2,000 vertical feet!