Las Vegas, Nevada

Top Spots in and near Las Vegas

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Bouldering at Kraft Boulders, Red Rock

    0.25 mi
    Drive through Calico Basin near Red Rock Canyon Conservatory Area, and park at the end of the road. (The parking lot is pinpointed above) Once you're out of your car, you'll see the Cube. It's a 25 foot boulder, with both easy and extremely difficult climbs on it. Head toward the Cube (toward the...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Drive the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop

    4.5
    12 mi
    Begin your drive from the visitor center. Drive along the scenic highway and stop at one of the multiple parking areas to get out of the car, stretch your legs, and hike some the trails starting from the parking area. There is a variety of easy to moderate difficulty trails stemming from the park...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Rock Climb the Black Corridor

    5.0
    0.4 mi
    This is a popular area for beginners and intermediate rope climbers. The corridor is sheltered from the wind, which makes it climbable year-round (but bring a light jacket!). Approach: Climbing coordinates are 36.15547, -115.43613.Driving on Scenic Loop Dr., park on the right at the second parkin...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Frenchman Mountain Trail

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 2139 ft gain
    A popular out and back (or up and down) hike just outside Vegas. The trip up will burn you out, go early and bring water! The top will reward you with some of the best views of Las Vegas to the West, Lake Las Vegas to the South, and Lake Mead to the east.
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike Calico Tanks at Red Rock Canyon

    4.5
    2 mi / 400 ft gain
    Enjoy a easy scenic hike in this beautiful Nevada desert hike. Great for beginners who are willing to climb a little. This hike has about 400 ft elevation gain and go through a terrain of boulders and canyons that were fairly easy to walk on and climb. Towards the top of the hike, before reaching...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Bike the Cowboy Trails Near Red Rocks Canyon

    5.0
    15 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The Cowboy Trails offer a perfect break from climbing in Red Rock Canyon or a night on the Town in Las Vegas. You will need to be as tough as a cowboy (or cowgirl) to ride these trails. It is just as much of a workout going up as it is down. However, this area offers you the chance to hone your ...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Rock Climb at Red Rock Conservation Area

    The official address for Red Rock Conservation area for you GPS travelers is: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161. Head into the park, and you'll be on the one way Scenic Loop Drive. Red Rock is home to thousands of different routes, so it's easy to get lost amidst the rock. I recommend usin...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Trail Running in Red Rocks Nevada

    4.0
    6.5 mi
    Red Rocks's Nevada (officially Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area) has long been one of our favorite climbing destinations. Where else can you find five star moderate 10-pitch rock climbs a short hike from the trailhead? We usually take two trips a year to this sandstone wonderland. But i...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike or Trail Run White Rock to Willow Springs

    4.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    This hike is located along the 13 mile scenic drive in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. To enter the park you will need to pay a $7.00 entry fee per car (or $3.00 fee per bike). About halfway through the drive you will find the upper parking area for the White Rock Spring.  [There ...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike Red Rock's Ice Box Canyon

    4.8
    Red Rock Canyon is about 30-45 minutes outside of Las Vegas and is the perfect little get away from the noise of Sin City; however, it will still be slightly infested with tourists.From the trailhead it just looks a bit like thick brush, but once you get into it, you find tiny pools and a little ...
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  • Henderson, Nevada

    Hike the Summit of Black Mountain

    4.5
    6.75 mi / 1910 ft gain
    This hike is cool because you park in a residential area and follow the (paved) anthem east trail for about 3/4 of a mile before you hit dirt. Once you do though you start to climb quickly and every time you turn around the view gets better. I recommend and afternoon hike that would let you catch...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike The Mountain Springs Trail

    5 mi / 1012 ft gain
    Getting there is pretty straight forward. Take 160 west towards mountain springs and use your phone to pull up the trail head on a map. It comes up quick on the right, and is nothing more than a gravel lot with a few 4x4 trails headed out of it.  There is one main trail, a vehicle path, that leav...
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  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Hike the Sunset View Trail

    4.0
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
     The trail is .1 miles, and is perfect for all skill levels and for families who want to see some of the scenery in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail is accessible year round and allows dogs.
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  • Mount Charleston, Nevada

    Mt. Charleston via Trail Canyon

    5.0
    16.3 mi / 5030 ft gain
    Escape the heat and ditch the bright lights of Las Vegas and hike to the summit of Mt. Charleston. Less than an hour drive from Sin City it provides desert dwellers and visitors alike with a dramatic change of scenery and a taste of high-altitude hiking. With a total round trip hike of 16 miles ...
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  • Mount Charleston, Nevada

    Trail Canyon in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    3.82 mi / 1588 ft gain
    THE TRAIL The Trail Canyon Trail is a 3.8 mile out-and-back moderately trafficked route located in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness located approximately 45 minutes northeast of Las Vegas, NV.  This difficult trail offers access to Mt. Charleston Peak, the western side of the Mummy Mountain Trail,...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Camp at Boxcar Cove

    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    The shoreline of "Lake" Mead is what you would expect of a large, man-made reservoir with fluctuating water levels (muddy & unpleasant), but that is not to say that the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is not filled with incredible places to explore (it is), and Boxcar Cove is a solid spot ...
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Camping and Lodging in Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon Campground
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon Campground

Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam's Town
Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam's Town

Red Spring Picnic Area
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Spring Picnic Area

Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Group Picnic Sites
Mount Charleston, Nevada

Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Group Picnic Sites

Kyle Canyon Picnic Area Day Use
Mount Charleston, Nevada

Kyle Canyon Picnic Area Day Use

Fletcher View
Mount Charleston, Nevada

Fletcher View

Guides, Insights and Stories from Las Vegas

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Road Trip Guide: Las Vegas To San Francisco Via Yosemite National Park

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Las Vegas is an Underground Outdoor Mecca

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5 Outstanding Spring Hikes near Las Vegas

5 Outstanding Spring Hikes near Las Vegas

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The Best Places to Explore the Outdoors near Las Vegas

The Best Places to Explore the Outdoors near Las Vegas

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Make a Detour to These Two Spots on the Way to Las Vegas

Make a Detour to These Two Spots on the Way to Las Vegas

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