Juniper Peak Summit Base Exploration | Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada
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.
Desert Reptiles | Southwest American Deserts
Desert Reptiles | Southwestern American Deserts
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada
The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway in Nevada’s Mt. Charleston Wilderness offers exhibits, programs, books, souvenirs and interpretive trails. It’s a great first stop before engaging in your first adventure in The Spring Mountains.
Fletcher Canyon Trails Overview | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada
Trails Accessed from The Fletcher Canyon Trailhead in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Nevada include Fletcher Canyon Trail; Eagle’s Nest Loop; Acastus Trail and Escarpment Trail. These are great introductory trails to the Mt. Charleston Wilderness and excellent initial altitude conditioning trails.
Mary Jane Falls | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada
Mary Jane Falls is a moderate 3.2-mile round trip hike in Nevada’s Mt. Charleston Wilderness from a convenient trailhead just beyond Charleston Village. To see the falls at their best, visit them in mid-to-late Spring. Experience spectacular views of Kyle Canyon along the way, and don’t miss visiting the secret cave just beyond the falls.
01 Las Vegas Area Legendary Wilderness Adventures, Nevada
The word “legendary” refers to a wonderous, total immersion in the wilderness. The focus is not human achievement, but rather, the spectacular legendary wilderness! These Legendary Wilderness Adventures are marked by: Total immersion in the wilderness for the greater part of a day; Pathless routes to and beyond multiple landmark high points; and often, crossing from one major wilderness area to another through an artificial human boundary.
Juniper Canyon | Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
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.
Historic Road in Pine Creek Canyon | Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada
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.
Ash Canyon to Calico Tanks | Calico Basin, Nevada
Beginning at the Kraft Mountain Trailhead in Calico Basin, ascend to the summit of Ash Canyon on the Ash Canyon Trail. Descending from Ash Canyon Summit connect with the Rattlesnake Trail and continue to the Calico Tanks Trail. After visiting Calico Tanks return to the Rattlesnake Trail. Ascend to the summit of that trail then descend into Gateway Canyon in the Calico Basin. Ascend Hell Hill Trail on Kraft Mountain to Pink Goblin Pass and finally descend to your starting point at the Kraft Mountain Trailhead. Experience spectacular views of 4 major wilderness areas and much more. Route Details: Approximately 10 miles RT on some fairly good trails and some unmarked sketchy trails. Best time for this adventure: Mid Fall through Mid Spring.
Ice Box Canyon | Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
Ice Box Canyon, located on the Eastern side of the Rainbow Mountains between Willow Spring and Pine Creek Canyon is one of the most popular hikes in Red Rock Canyon. The brief 2.2-mile hike introduces the beauty and challenge of traversing the brush, boulders, ledges and streams in the canyons on the Eastern side of the Nevada’s Rainbow Mountains. This is a great 2nd canyon experience if you’ve never navigated such terrain. Easier, as a first experience is Lost Creek Canyon to the North. More difficult are Pine Creek, Oak Creek and First Creek Canyons to the South.