Sandstone Canyon Loop

EASY 64 reviews

Sandstone Canyon Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blue Diamond, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

2.1 miles
242 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


historic site

Easy and family friendly trail. $10 for entry

5 months ago

As of January 2018 it is now $10 to enter the park. No discount for Nevada residents.
This is a wonderful trail, a bit muddy in places due to the overnight rain but still very passable. A little elevation gain and the need to watch your footing due to rocks on the trail but otherwise an easy stroll with fantastic rocky mountain views.

5 months ago

We did a guided night hike and it was awesome.

7 months ago

It was beautiful!

7 months ago

A nice afternoon hike. Not too much of an elevation change. Great if you are a bit out of shape. It’s fun taking the tour of the old ranch house too!!

8 months ago

Beautiful trail, kid and dog friendly. great for all ages, younger children may need a little help in areas. You do cross a stream in the middle and there is also a halfway mark if You only want to do a 1mile instead of 2miles. The old houses, barns and cows are fun to look at towards the end of the trail.

10 months ago

No water or flowers (early November) and easy to confuse the trails, but well worth the cost to enter ($9 for non-residents, $7 for Nevadans). Very pretty scenery and fairly easy, though I would say easy-moderate due to some moderate incline/decline spots

Nice easy relaxing hike. Great springtime flower hike.

11 months ago

It was a nice little hike. My almost 3 year old walked it herself only taking 3 snack breaks (her legs are small). The scenery was beautiful and that’s what made it worth it. The lake was dried up, and the river was gone except for a small trickle of water. There are old little houses you can take a tour of that you have to pass to get to the trailhead. I’m glad we went, but I don’t see us going back.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

It's actually called the Sandstone Canyon Loop when you get into Spring Mountain Ranch and look at the map. It's a relatively easy trail, half is a fairly wide open path. The other half, if you choose to go all the way around the loop that crosses the wash, is a much narrower dirt trail. it's not that hard to see, it's lined with small white rocks on the sides. There is only one sign, however, that shows you where to take the right-hand fork to go counter-clockwise, as opposed to going around clockwise. This is a typical desert hike, lots of little scrubby brushes, Joshua trees, cholla cactus. The rocks and mountains are gorgeous, I've posted pictures. I enjoyed this hike so much, that I bought an annual pass. Looking forward to exploring the other hikes. Compared to Red Rock, there are more hikes that are rated easy.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

This trail is an excellent confidence builder for those that have not been exposed to hiking. I would definitely pack a picnic, and enjoy the grassy and shady area by the parking lot and visitor's center. All of the plants are blooming and this place is a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Very easy trail. Lots to see as far as history goes with the old houses.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Beautiful super chill trail... great for the dogs and picture taking :) relaxing and extremely easy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Love it here and beautiful

Monday, September 05, 2016

Very nice, easy trail with great scenery. Went on Labor Day and the trails were very empty. The park has lots of good spots for picnics. Dog loved it!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Easy family trail. My granddaughter enjoyed it,
especially watching the wild burros on the way!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nice hike. Not too hard, family friendly. Beautiful park.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Nice trail for families

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A pleasant hike of about 2 1/2 miles out and back.

Friday, August 08, 2014

This is a very nice setting. Great place to have a picnic and take a hike. Kids will like the ducks and dragonflies at the pond. Interesting history at the ranch. While this hike is listed at 4 miles, it is not. It may have been at one time. Now the trail only goes for 1.5 miles. We did see bighorn sheep on the mountainside. Entrance fee for non-residents is $9 for car.

nature trips
Sunday, May 18, 2014

loved the old ranch home and how the guy that like ed there made his own electricity from the spring water that ran down the mountain, his old pumps are still there and his private little lake he had. another plus is the granite and marble mountains that collide right there create great rocks for advent collectors like my self.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Loved hiking the trails. Amazing views, great for awesome pictures on the way. it's so quiet and peaceful.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Took 6 of the kids on a short hike this morning...Didn't see any Donkeys...But did hear them...also did a tour of the old house...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

This is a wonderful trail for your children and dogs. There is the lake with ducks, lots of wildlife!! I had the pleasure to see the Big Horn sheep, Deer, donkeys, roadrunners, jackrabitts, bluejays. There is a park at the parking lot. The trail if you take the long way is around 4-5 miles roundtrip depending on which trails you take. There is also the ranch house and guided tours certain hours of the day.

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