This spectacular 6-mile loop combines 6 or more trails to circle the upper Calico Hills in Red Rock Canyon & Calico Basin, Nevada. The trail passes through two beautiful wild passes in the Calico Hills: Ash Canyon and the mid-Calico Hills Black Corridor Pass. Click the image or title above for all the details.
Experience 3 incredible Southern Nevada wilderness areas in one great adventure. This circuit begins in the Calico Basin, rounds the South side of the Calico Hills, heads North to upper Red Rock Canyon, circles over to Brownstone Basin then finally descends to the starting point in Calico Basin. Click the image or title above for more details.
Switchback Spring is a little known, beautiful spring located in a canyon at the beginning of the first switchback stretch on Rocky Gap Road. The spring and ridge are accessed from the Willow Spring area in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. This adventure includes a short stretch on lower Switchback Spring followed by an ascent to the high ridge above and to the South. The objective is to scope out a possible route to the summit of the Wilson Ridge above. The spring and ridge are incredibly beautiful and offer a unique perspective of the Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline, the La Madre Mountain Ridgeline and points in Red Rock Canyon and beyond. The best time of year for this adventure is Fall or Spring. Click the image or title above for images, videos and details…
Last Updated on October 4, 2023 by David Smith Sexton Ridge Map .pdf Lovell Canyon Map .pdf Switchback Spring South Loop | Lovell Canyon, Nevada Wilderness Area Brochure .pdf Adventure Video Will Appear Here Overview | Switchback Spring North Loop | Lovell Canyon, Nevada Adventure to Occur Fall or Spring Soon! Trailhead Directions | Switchback […]
Last Updated on October 4, 2023 by David Smith Sexton Ridge Map .pdf Lovell Canyon Map .pdf Switchback Spring North Loop | Lovell Canyon, Nevada Wilderness Area Brochure .pdf Adventure Video Will Appear Here Overview | Switchback Spring North Loop | Lovell Canyon, Nevada Adventure to Occur Fall or Spring Soon! Trailhead Directions | Switchback […]
Juniper Peak summit base exploration, Nevada: From the Arnight Trail, through Juniper Canyon and up along the base of Brownstone Wall. Locate the Juniper Canyon entrance route; navigate the brush, boulders and ledges in Juniper Canyon, ascend above Juniper Canyon and explore various Juniper Peak summit routes along the base of Brownstone Wall.
Juniper Canyon is the passageway to Juniper Peak, the most popular summit in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. The canyon in Itself is a full adventure with navigation challenges including brush, boulders, ledges and multiple route choices at every point. For this reason, we devote an entire adventure page to navigating this canyon at the Eastern base of The Rainbow Mountains. Best time of year to adventure in Juniper Canyon is mid-Fall through mid-Spring as Summer temperatures can exceed 110 degrees. Click on the image or title above for more details, map, images and video.
The .2-mile Fire Ecology interpretive trail in Pine Creek Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada, was a controlled burn conducted in 1992 to determine how canyon forests could be managed to protect older pine trees from being consumed by brush fire. Following a brush management strategy aimed at controlling excess brush fuel on the forest floor, a controlled burn was conducted that successfully passed underneath the pines without damaging them. Today visitors can walk this interpretive trail and picnic at a table near the edge of Pine Creek. The best time of year to hike this trail is mid-Fall through mid-Spring. Summer temperatures can exceed 110 degrees. Learn more by clicking the image or title above.
View video documentation of a historic road leading from the intersection of the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive and Oak Creek Canyon Road straight to Pine Creek Canyon where the historic homestead of Horace and Glenda Wilson was built in the 1920s. Two additional historic roads in Red Rock Canyon are also recorded on video and discussed here. Click the image or title above to learn more.
The Arnight Trail in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, may be the shortest route to your goal if you want to summit Juniper Peak or scale the Eastern cliffs of Rainbow Mountain. The Arnight Trail begins at the Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead and continue Northwest for 1.2-miles until it intersects with the Knoll Trail near the entrance of Juniper Canyon. Here we point out the rock climber’s approach route to the Eastern cliffs of Rainbow Mountain and the summit route to Juniper Peak, along with an important reference stone at the base of Juniper Canyon.