Mt. Wilson, Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, Nevada

Mt. Wilson, Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, Nevada

Mt. Wilson, Nevada, at 7070ft elevation is the highest mountain in the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness to the West. It’s one of the more challenging Rainbow Mountains to climb due to thick brush at its base and the cliffs above. I’ve seen countless hikers staring at their smart phones trying to follow granular directions (turn this way at this rock or tree…etc.) and totally lost in an elaborate maze of rabbit trails. I myself did this in the beginning, until I finally put my smart phone down and focused on the big picture. Route details: 12 mi/ 3,757 > 7070ft; Some Trails, Mostly Wilderness. Click image or title above for more…

Windy Peak | Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, Nevada

Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Map BLM Fact Sheet Windy Peak | Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, Nevada Visitor Guide Windy Peak | Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, Nevada Overview Windy Peak in Nevada is the Southernmost peak in the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and a good jumping off point to explore the Wilson Ridge which borders Red Rock Canyon NCA to […]

Red Rock Park Scenic Drive | Red Rock National Conservation Area, Nevada

There are 10 points of interest along the Red Rock Park Scenic Drive. I’ll mention the trailheads from these points as jumping off points for wilderness adventures, but realize that the scenic drive is in itself a totally rewarding experience even if you don’t get out of your car! 13-mile scenic loop drive. Click image or title above for more…

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Overview

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Overview

The 10,000 acre Red Rock Canyon is the signature wilderness area just outside Metro Las Vegas. Hike and climb on magnificent Jurassic era frozen sand dunes and calico hills — some reaching heights of 7,000 feet. Experience the Southwestern desert with the help of an elaborate visitor center featuring interpretive displays, movies, presentations and walks. Then, plan your adventure from a short hike to a challenging vertical rock climb and all the levels of difficulty between. Click image or title above for more…