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- This really is a lovely walk, we always walk to the Hoover Dam have lunch and walk back. Great views of Lake Mead, we were lucky to see the Mountain goats on a stroll. Would recommend if you like walking.Written 5 December 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was a great trail for beginners and intermediate hikers. Parts of the trail are shaded so you are not in the sun the whole time. The views are great. The day we hiked it there was not much water coming from the falls, but overall it was a very enjoyable hike.Written 16 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Excellent, good service, friendly staffs, new things to discover, I will try it again if I have time next year, thank you so muchWritten 30 November 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visitors center is very interesting. There are multiple trails to choose from. My wife and I decided to do the Calico Tanks hike and it was a bit more challenging than we expected, but it was well worth the effort. We went in July and started the hike shortly after 6 am and were so glad we did. The hike took about two hours and it was getting hot by the time we returned. There are portions of the hike that are mildly challenging and would not be recommended for someone with small children or fear of heights.Written 8 July 2022
- This is one of the best "undeveloped" natural attractions in the area ... It's a relatively easy 3 miles hike from a parking lot through some beautiful western scenery, then there is a cascade of natural (well, improved with some sand bags) hot tubs right in the canyon and it's a short walk to the river.
The place has everything to be enjoyable - plenty of clean natural hot water, beautiful views, a good trail. But also luckily there are some minor obstacles:
- It's seasonal. It gets too hot in summer, so limited to the cold months.
- No facilities. No change rooms, lockers, showers, lunch tables etc
- Brain eating amoeba! Google it and decide yourself.
I think if it were just a bit more convenient - that place would become just overcrowded and ruined. And now it has that fragile balance of being enjoyed but not over exploited.Written 4 December 2022
- Awesome hike. Start at 8000 ft and climb 950 so need to be prepared but it is well worth the hike. Beautiful views throughout.Written 8 September 2022
- Like all parks and areas, you have lots of choices of what to see and do. Because time is limited, mark this on your list as one to fit into your visit. Just 2.5 miles with minimal elevation and, like all facilities in the RRCA, extremely well maintained In spring we crossed a stream, which was an unexpected treat. Because you head into a valley note that sunlight ends early so leave enough time for daylight or take lighting. There are short parts of the trail with rocky footing, but just enough to slow you down and not physically challenging. Check the website for timed entry, increasingly used in national recreation facilities. There is a minimal vehicle entry fee which is covered if you have the national annual pass.Written 15 May 2022
- Remember Red Rock Canyon now requires you to make a reservation and pay an extra fee. This trail starts from the Sandstone Quarry parking lot, so it is not marked from the the main loop. On weekends be there early. If the lot is full a park ranger will move you away. Most people are there for the scenery and little climbs near the lot. Few people actually go up to Turtlehead Peak. It is not an easy climb. Takes me about 2 hours up, one hour down. Few places where your hands may come into play. Do the rest of us favor. This is not a trail for little puppies or little kids. You can't get lost but you can easily go off the main trail. And yes, you can slide down the canyon. You do a get a 360 degree view of Las Vegas and the valley at the top. But having done this a million times, for me it is just a work out.Written 24 January 2021
- What “trail”??? This is the Strip!!! This is not some scenic nature walk, it is a walk down Las Vegas Boulevard which is an unmitigated dump!Written 2 June 2021
- 25 miles past the South Rims Visitor Center. Decent drive if you dont get stuck behind slow moving vehicles! Plenty of side of the road stops for additional viewing! Nice views and people!Written 31 March 2019
- Nice area that has picnic tables, restrooms and is the trailhead for both the Petroglyph Wall Trail and the Willow Spring Loop trail, both of which are easy walks and can be done in less than 2 hours. Bring plenty of water on the walks. The picnic area has plenty of shade but be careful, as the metal tables can get hot during the day.Written 6 October 2019
- It was perfect weather for a hike.
I hike to Mary Jane Falls and on the way back down I walk an scrambled up the wash to Big falls and the water was flowing well from the snow melt. And walk over to the cave at Mary Jane Falls.Written 21 May 2016
- It was nice to see water flowing at this time of year. The trail starts off on a gravel road and finishes with loose rocks and narrowness. It was a bit of a challenging hike, but it was so pretty. The sound of the flowing spring is so soothing. Depending on what time of year you go, you may see a waterfall.Written 26 September 2020
- We did a bunch of hiking while in Vegas (we are beginners but have done a lot of trail/road walking just not hiking/boulder scrambling), figured we would give this a shot, seemed, simple, 4 mile round trip up a hill and back down. Saw a review and rundown a hiking website.
Getting there is not tough, just bumpy, about 5 miles off the main highway on a very bumpy dirt/gravel road, we made it just fine in our Mazda 5 rental, 4 wheel drive is (recommended) but unless it has rained, not necessary, especially if its a rental and not your car. It's not a well traveled trail, the start is marked but that's it, don't expect a snack bar at the end.
We always start early AM and it was nice and cool (77*). Two options to start, (1) wash trail (2) ridge trail, TAKE the RIDGE TRAIL. We opted for the wash trail and honestly got a little off trail (again we are novices), we new from the review we saw before we needed to get to an outcrop of "funny rocks", not sure why they were funny because they didn't really saw anything. After about 40 min, we noticed we were about 4 washes over from the funny rocks, so we did a lot of scrambling, climbing and sliding to get back over to the correct ridge and took the ridge trail from there. It is steep going up, the ridge trail is gravel and rock, not maintained but much easier to spot than going the wash route. We continued up to another boulder at the base of the cliffs, from there you skirt along the cliffs to a small climb and then the summit, we where short on time so we turned around at the boulder. The boulder is exactly 1/2 way up the trail at 1 mile, another mile to the summit.
Ratings for trails are always subjective to the rater, we saw this one rated "moderately difficult" and we would agree, not a lot of climbing over boulders and such but steep and rocky.
A good trek if you're not in a hurry.
As a bonus on the way out saw a family of big horn sheep relaxing in the early morning sun (dad, mom and 2 kids) and also saw a wild mule, we named him Ralph, he may be wild but I don't think he was a stranger to cars, he walked right over to use and gladly ate an apple right out of my hand.Written 10 July 2015
- I've been up to Corn Creek Ranger Station a few times. Great museum, gift shop, and oasis. Go north to Hidden Forest for a 10 mile hike - cool in summer, frigid in the winter - look for the cabin and plane wreck. I have turned South many times and usually go up Gass Peak road for a hike to the top of Gass Peak for a great view of the valley. It's cool even in July. This time, I kept straight on Morman Well Road. Peak-a-boo canyon is fantastic scenery and climbing. There was snow from here to the summit about 6900 feet. I felt like I was in Rudolph's forest of lost toys as we glided through a winter wonderland - the road, trees everything covered. Got sleet on the way down, but no problems. Probably a 4WD in the winter just in case. I don't know if my Subaru could make it in the snow. Clearance not a problem. Just traction. Go with a full tank. It's about 150 round trip from the strip.Written 30 December 2019
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