Turtlehead Peak Trail is a 4.6 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Isolated walk past petroglyphs to ridge line with views of Sandstone Quarry. Well worn path to the summit of Turtlehead Mountain. Alternate exits exist for this classic Red Rock Canyon Peak. Established in 1990 by special legislation the Red Rock Recreation Lands status was changed to a National Conservation Area. The area is comprised of 195,819 acres and is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. More than 30 miles of hiking trails exists in this scenic area including the well worn path to the summit of Turtlehead Mountain. This classic Red Rock Canyon Peak offers stunning views of Las Vegas and the Red Rock Canyon mountain skyline.
Easy to moderate for the first half, pretty strenuous and step at the end. very rewarding hike with 365 degree views of the city, lake mead and Red Rock Canyon.
I usually hike in the Sierra's but Red Rocks is runner up. This is a great hike if you're a fan of desert terrain, the colors are gorgeous. I rate it as a moderate in regards to elevation and incline, easy regarding technical difficulty. It took us about 4 hours round trip :)
Beautiful views. Not difficult until the end.
Beautiful hike trail the red rock reminds me of Sedona, AZ the view is spectacular
It was a strenuous hike, yet well worth it. If going on winter months would advise wearing layers and gloves since it gets cold at higher elevations, especially with winds. Also the trailhead parking lot gets pretty busy in the mornings of weekends or long weekends. Take plenty of water.
Beautiful views from the top, but you have to earn it. Pretty tough hike, but worth it.
Great and fun hike to do in the winter time. Weather was in the upper 50s and no snow on the ground in February. There were some steep parts but not too bad. Definitely a good challenge especially if you have not been hiking in a couple months because of winter. Beautiful views of Vegas and mountains from the Peak. Definitely worth it if you have 2-3 hours available.