Sunrise Mountain, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada

Sunrise Mountain offers a grand view of both the Lake Mead region and Nellis AFB below. In addition, you will find a lot more wilderness solitude than the more heavily traveled Frenchman Mountain trail just across Lake Mead Blvd. And, in my thinking, the Sunrise Mountain adventure is more rugged, wild, challenging and interesting. Route details: 4 mi RT | 7-800ft Elevation Gain/Loss; **Unmarked Trailhead, Use Trail at First, Some Wilderness Navigation** Click image or title above for more…

Lone Mountain | Las Vegas, Nevada

Lone Mountain is pretty awesome with a lot of bang for the buck in this short but spectacular hike. Two trails completely circle Lone Mountain: A wide multi-use trail and above that, a smaller hiking trail. In addition there are multiple routes to the summit that provide the experience of being in a remote wilderness on top of the world even though you’re within the boundaries of Metro Las Vegas in the populated Summerlin area. Route details: 4 mi RT | 7-800ft Elevation Gain/Loss **Unmarked Trailhead, Use Trail at First, Some Wilderness Navigation** Click image or title above for more…

Cheyenne Mountain | Las Vegas, Nevada

Cheyenne Mountain | Las Vegas, Nevada

Cheyenne Mountain, elevation 3833ft with an elevation gain of 900ft, is one of the many desert hills surrounding Las Vegas. Located in the Summerlin area, Cheyenne Mountain has a commanding view of Lone Mountain, the Las Vegas Valley and many surrounding high points. When you’re on the Toove Trail circling around the West side of Cheyenne Mountain there’s the feeling of being hundreds of miles from civilization in an isolated wilderness area. There are numerous points along the circuit route where you can ascend to the summit experiencing nearly every level of rock climbing difficulty. Route details: **6 Miles RT, 2,967 – 3,833ft; Elevation ** Click image or title above for more…

01 Las Vegas Metro Area Trails Overview | Nevada

Vegas Metro Area Trails, Nevada, is a category that includes trails both within the Las Vegas Metro Area and on the outskirts of Las Vegas, but not within any of the surrounding wilderness areas. Las Vegas is surrounded by some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the U.S. However, there are trails in and near Las Vegas where the hiker, trail runner, biker or climber may enjoy a wilderness experience close to home. The trails in this category fit that scenario. There are places here that can transport you instantly into a wilderness setting. 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 the thumbnail images on this page to detailed adventure descriptions complete with videos and images. Click image or title above for more…