We visited Red Rock Canyon right after a quick trip to the Hoover Dam. Arriving late afternoon, we opted for a painless hike. The scenic loop, a short and easy trek with great views of the colorful rocks, and changing landscape.
What a surprise seeing color flowers blossoming out here in the dessert.
After women, flowers are the most divine creations. So I pick a few for her!
Minutes away from the strip! Amazing views of red sandstone formations. This is a must for anyone in the Vegas area. Whether you hike, rock climb, or just like being awed by nature, this place is simply magical and a bit relaxing too.
Red Rock Canyon Day Hike Trails:
We found out about 8 trails that exist at Red Rock which we were oblivious to.
Easy Trails For Casual Hikes
- Lost Creek Waterfall – Less than an hour gains the maximum elevation of 240 feet. The one-mile round trip is worth it to see this beautiful seasonal waterfall.
- Pine Creek Canyon – Two miles up to 200 feet and two miles back down. It takes about 2-3 hours, depending on how much time you spend exploring the 100-year-old homestead or cooling off in the waters of the wash.
- Ice Box Canyon – Round trip is less than 3 miles and takes a couple of hours. It ends at a seasonal waterfall with a maximum elevation of about 320 feet. The climb is worth the effort to gain your camera worthy prize.
Moderate Trails For A Bit Of A Challenge
- Calico Loop – You have to go high, up to 1,300 feet, to gain this amazing vista. It takes about 3 hours and is the #1 hike in Red Rock Canyon, a 4-mile loop around Calico Hills.
- Kraft Mountain Loop – Add a bit of boulder scrambling to your hike on this trail. 3 hours and nearly 4 miles of amazing scenery and some of the best photo ops in Red Rock.
- North Peak – 3.5 miles round trip, this is a 3-hour photo safari. There is nothing but gorgeous views.
Hard Trails For Experienced Adventurers
- Bridge Mountain – Hiking and climbing are demanded on this long distance trail, 7-16 miles depending on where you start. If you are afraid of heights, this 2,000-foot high mountain peak is probably a no-go for you.
- Juniper Peak – Listed as one of the top 5 Red Rock favorite trails among serious hikers, it is nearly 6 miles round trip and about 5 hours of nothing but rugged terrain scrambling.