McCullough Hills | North Sloan Canyon, Nevada

The 14,763 acre North McCullough Wilderness in The Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area contains a network of hiking and biking trails weaving through lava flows, glassy zones and ash falls. The main trail is 8 miles long and begins at the McCullough Hills Trailhead. There are a number of off-shoot trails. If you can see a high point, there is probably a trail leading to it. After a high point at 3,125ft the Las Vegas Valley appears with a backdrop of Mt. Potosi, the Rainbow Mountains on the far side of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Mt. Charleston Wilderness and the Las Vegas Strip as you descend the last 3 miles to the city of Anthem. Route details: 25 miles **Paved and Unpaved Roads on Loop** Click image or title above for more…

Petroglyph Canyon | Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada

Petroglyph Canyon | Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada

With over 300 rock art panels containing 1,700 design elements, Petroglyph Canyon is the showcase of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. The main area of the Petroglyph Gallery begins after ascending 3 dry waterfalls on the Petroglyph Trail just beyond the lower connection with the Cowboy Trail. Curiously, there is a petroglyph that seems to show the figure of a person who fell. It is a pretty huge dry waterfall there and you could easily fall! 6 mi RT; **Canyon Wash Trail** Click image or title above for more…

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area Overview

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area Overview

The 48,438 acre Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is over 4 times the size of Red Rock Park and located to the South East of the Las Vegas Strip. Follow the thumbnail images on this page for adventure details in Sloan Canyon. This pristine section of the Mojave Desert is accessible from a number of points in the Las Vegas and Henderson greater metro area. The peace and solitude is amazing, so close to the Las Vegas Strip. Yet in most points there is cell phone coverage. Due to excessive mid-day Summer heat which can rise up toward 120 degrees, you might want to limit your adventures here to late Fall, Winter and early Spring, or early morning during the Summer. Click image or title above for more…