Las Vegas Area Trails

Mission: To Systematically Explore and Video Document
Every Wilderness Area Within 100 Miles of Las Vegas

Wilderness Windows Below

(Select Area, Then Click Through to Individual Trails and Wilderness Routes)

Western Las Vegas Area Trails & Wilderness Exploration

Las Vegas Metro Area Trails & Wilderness Exploration

Eastern Las Vegas Area Trails & Wilderness Exploration

Northern Las Vegas Area Trails & Wilderness Exploration

Southern Las Vegas Area Trails & Wilderness Exploration

Outliers

Mt. Charleston Summit

Las Vegas Area Trails is a site created especially for you if:

  1. You’re a wilderness explorer at heart and love hiking, climbing or especially trail running.
  2. You live in or near Las Vegas, Nevada or visit Las Vegas often.
  3. You feel that a drive of up to 3 hours from Las Vegas is worth it if you end up in an astonishingly beautiful wilderness area.
  4. You can no longer experience adventures like these, so a virtual video tour would be a great joy.
  5. You want to achieve your optimal health and help others to do so.

David Smith, a long time trail runner, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016 and fell in love with the wilderness areas around Las Vegas. In his first 3 years he mostly explored the Mt. Charleston area, Red Rock National Park and Death Valley National Park. Beginning in November of 2018, he began to systematically explore new trails and wilderness areas – some largely uncharted. He created LasVegasAreaTrails.com to document his adventures while inviting others to explore these wilderness areas.

Return often to get ideas for your next wilderness adventure. A new trail adventure page will appear each week on this expanding wilderness website.

Bristlecone Pine
Mummy Mt. Summit

Most Recent Adventures

June 18, 2022
The Sisters South Peak, Lee Canyon

June 11, 2022
Macks Peak Base from Lee Canyon Rd via Macks Canyon Rd

June 4, 2022
Pinyon Pine Loop Trail

Projected Adventures: Future Summers

Mummy Mountain Head from Lee Canyon
Mummy Summit from Lee Canyon
Lee Peak from Lee Canyon

Sisters in Lee Canyon
Mack’s Peak
McFarland Peak

Sexton Ridge to Griffith Peak

Charleston Peak Summit from Cathedral Rock

Fletcher Peak/Cockscomb Ridge Circuit
Six-Peak Spring Mountains Circuit
Mt. Whitney, CA

Projected Adventures Future Winters

Eureka Dunes by Mountain Bike, Death Valley

Devil’s Race Track by Mountain Bike, Death Valley
Southern Death Valley
Southern Panamint Range
Additional Death Valley Destinations

Additional Lake Mead Destinations
Valley of Fire Circuit
Muddy Mountains
Blue Diamond Mountain Area

Projected Adventures: Future Spring/Fall

Rainbow Mts from Rainbow Mts Upper Crest Ridgeline
Rainbow Mts Upper Crest Ridgeline Overview
Indecision Peak
Mt. Wilson
Rainbow Mountain
Bridge Mt.
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Lee Canyon Area
Mud Springs Loop
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Cliff Shadows/Skye Canyon Area
Ridge Above Skye Canyon
Summerlin Ridge and Peak
Cliff Shadows Open Desert Park Area
Cliff Shadows Trigono Hills Park Area
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La Madre Mountains
Kyle Canyon to Red Rock over La Madre Mountain
La Madre Mountain Summit (South, East, West)
Legendary La Madre Mountain Loop (East to West)
El Bastardo Mountain (La Madre Mt. Wilderness)
Damsel Peak South Approach
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Potosi Mountain
Western Cliffs Ridgeline to Summit
Southeastern Summit Approach from Hwy 160
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Lake Mead Area
Mt. Wilson Arizona
Anniversary Ridge (Muddy Mountains)
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Sheep Range Destinations
South End of Sheep Range Exploration
Sheep Peak
Hayford Peak
Sheep Range Grand Crossing
Sheep Range End-to-End
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Red Rock Pk Destinations
Juniper Peak
Ice Box Canyon
Pine Creek Canyon
White Rock Mt. Redo
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Outliers East and Southeast of Las Vegas
Hualapai Mountain
Gold Butte National Monument
Virgin Peak
Mormon Peak
Zion National Park Destinations
Red Cliffs NCA
Snow Canyon State Pk
Dixie National Forest
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Great Basin National Park
Outliers West and Southwest of Las Vegas
Nopa Range Wilderness Area
Kingston Peak

Do You Have the Heart of An Explorer? (take this test)

1) Do you tend to explore a mountain you see, then later consult a map to find out where you were vs. consulting a map before entering the area?

2) Do you feel more at home, safe and at peace in a wilderness area miles from the nearest human than you feel in an urban setting?

3) Do you navigate by the sky, the terrain, surrounding landmarks, faint tracks and gut feelings vs. referring to maps and electronic devices?

4) Does it sometimes seem to others that you’re a bit careless and irresponsible, although you yourself feel confident in the numerous hidden safety measures and precautions you employ while navigating wilderness areas?

5) Does it sometimes take numerous trips to reach a destination or summit because you’re discovering potential routes as you go? However, by the time you reach the goal you know the entire mountain like your own living room?

6) Do you feel by the time you’ve explored an entire wilderness area that you could be landed there by helicopter, blindfolded, yet still easily find your way around and out? And that this would be great fun?

7) Do you feel that the boundary between yourself and the wilderness has dissolved, and it’s hard to say where you end and the wilderness begins?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you likely have the heart of an explorer!

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