Scenic Drive Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Scenic Loop Road Red Rock Canyon
Scenic Drive is a picturesque loop road through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The road offers a memorable drive or bike ride with access to numerous trails and overlooks. Scenic Drive is 12.5 miles long if you drive straight through and about 13 miles long if you pull off at each of the various overlooks. A few things to know from the start: Scenic Drive... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 24, 2016
Calico Hills Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Calico I and Calico II Hike Calico One to Calico Two
The whimsically concocted concentration of vibrant red-orange Aztec sandstone known as the Calico Hills is a must-see destination in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. After leaving the visitor center, the Scenic Drive heads straight to the Calico Hills, passing three overlooks and trailheads, Calico I, Calico II, and Sandstone Quarry (the start of Calico Tanks... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bureau of Land Management · Las Vegas
Distance: 2 miles · Elevation change: 190 - 345 feet feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 28, 2016
Willow Springs Loop Pictographs Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Lost Creek Canyon Willow Springs Picnic Area Hike
Willow Springs Loop explores an area off the northwest side of the Scenic Drive through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. While it is bordered by steep mountains, the loop actually crosses easy terrain along Red Rock Wash. Visit pictographs left behind by Native American's near Willow Springs Picnic Area and meander through desert landscapes. A spur to Lost... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bureau of Land Management · Desert Canyons · Las Vegas · Pictographs · Waterfalls
Distance: 1.33 miles · Elevation change: 165 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 28, 2016
Lost Creek Canyon Trail Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Lost Creek Waterfall
This short hike ventures into a canyon to Lost Creek Waterfall, a seasonal desert falls. Cross through a riparian area below tall cliffs in the Spring Mountains of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Lost Creek Canyon Trail is 0.35 miles long and can be done as a 0.7-mile out and back hike with 165 feet of elevation change. Form a circuit with Lost Creek... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bureau of Land Management · Desert Canyons · Las Vegas · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.7 miles · Elevation change: 165 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 5, 2017
Calico Tanks Trail Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Sandstone Quarry Hike to Calico Tanks
Calico Tanks Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and for good reason. The trail ventures up a canyon colored in both yellow and red sandstone. Add the gray-blue mountains to the northwest and you get some seriously vibrant views. The trail ends with two rewards, a hopefully-not-dry pond and an overlook of Las Vegas. ... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bureau of Land Management · Desert Canyons · Las Vegas · Tanks
Distance: 2.5 miles · Elevation change: 420 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 29, 2016
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Camping Red Rock Canyon Campground
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a fantastic park to explore, with grand mountains and sandstone formations risings from the desert west of Las Vegas, Nevada. For those staying overnight in the park, Red Rock Canyon NCA has one campground with 72 sites. Like the rest of the park, the campground is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, which has... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 24, 2016
Red Spring Boardwalk Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Red Spring Picnic Area Hike
How significant is water in the desert? Head to Read Spring to find out, where a 0.55-mile boardwalk circles an out-of-place meadow fed by a small spring. Red Spring spills from the base of the Calico Hills beneath a ridge of wildly shaped sandstone. While most of the trails in Red Rock Canyon NCA begin along the Scenic Drive, Red Spring Boardwalk sets out from a picnic... Read more.
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Tagged with · Boardwalks · Bureau of Land Management · Free Trails · Las Vegas · Nature Trails
Distance: 0.55 miles · Elevation change: 50 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 23, 2016
Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery trail to Piedras Blancas Light Station hike Point Piedras Blancas Lighthouse San Simeon California Northern Elephant Seal Colony Big Sur
Very few places in nature would you feel comfortable getting up close to 5,000-pound animals. Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery is one of them. While visiting the seal colony, you can get up close to these impressive (and vocal) animals and observe them in their natural habitat. In addition to two quarter-mile long boardwalk trails, the rookery is also the starting... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: February 17, 2017
Moab Campgrounds
If you are visiting Arches or Canyonlands and are planning to camp, you should know that there is very limited camping within these national parks. Fortunately, the Bureau of Land Management operates 25 developed campgrounds (with over 400 individual sites) outside these parks around the city of Moab. Each of the BLM campgrounds are first-come first-serve, so it is... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 9, 2016
Utah Hikes Negro Bill Canyon Trail Morning Glory Bridge hike Colorado River Moab Utah Hike
This 4.65-mile round trip hike starts above the banks of the Colorado River east of Moab, Utah, and travels up a scenic canyon alongside a much smaller stream. The trek terminates at a stunning 243-foot long natural bridge, the sixth largest natural rock span in America. The level dirt trail to Morning Glory Bridge ascends just 300 feet and offers plenty of serenity along... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bureau of Land Management · Creeks · Desert Canyons · Free Trails · Moab · Natural Bridges
Distance: 4.65 miles · Elevation change: 300 feet
By: Published: Last updated: October 6, 2016

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