01 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. Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is divided into a few major sub-sections. On the Northern end, the 14. 763 acre McCullough Hills area, accessed off of I-11 between Henderson and Boulder City is a network of hiking, running, mountain biking and horse trails. To the South in the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area is the is the North McCullough Wilderness. Here you will find the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site with over 300 ancient native American rock art panels. A popular trail of interest winds through Petroglyph Canyon. Best time of year for adventures here: Mid-Fall to Mid-Spring. When temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley rise above 75-80 degrees these destinations can become uncomfortable and even dangerous. However, during the Winter months expect comfortable mid-day temperatures around 60 degrees. Follow thumbnail images to view the details you will need to plan your adventures here. Click image or title above for more…

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…