Gray Cap Peak Brownstone Basin Loop | La Madre Mountains Wilderness, Nevada

Gray Cap Peak / Brownstone Basin Loop | La Madre Mountains Wilderness, Nevada

Beginning at Gene’s Trailhead in the Calico Basin, traverse the entire Gray Cap Ridgeline from the SE Summit to the NW true summit, then return to the Calico Basin by way of the Brownstone Trail and Road. Best time of year for this adventure is Spring or Fall. Click the image or title above for all the details.

Calico Basin Daily Workout Trails | Calico Basin, Nevada

Calico Basin Daily Workout Trails | Calico Basin, Nevada

This extensive network of trails in the lower Calico Basin, Nevada, is an awesome setting for daily conditioning workouts whether your sport is hiking, trail running or mountain biking. The trail system is just a few miles from metropolitan Las Vegas, making access convenient. Work out year-round in a natural setting on a healthy running surface. Build strength, endurance, flexibility and agility! Click the image or title above for more details.

3 Basin Circuit | Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

3 Basin Circuit | Calico Basin, Brownstone Basin, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Experience 3 incredible Southern Nevada wilderness areas in one great adventure. This circuit begins in the Calico Basin, rounds the South side of the Calico Hills, heads North to upper Red Rock Canyon, circles over to Brownstone Basin then finally descends to the starting point in Calico Basin. Click the image or title above for more details.

Juniper Peak Summit Base Exploration | Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada

Juniper Peak Summit Base Exploration | Red Rock Canyon and Rainbow Mountains, 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.

Fire Ecology Trail | Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada

Fire Ecology Trail | Pine Creek Canyon | Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada | David Smith | LasVegasAreaTrails.com

The .2-mile Fire Ecology interpretive trail in Pine Creek Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada, was a controlled burn conducted in 1992 to determine how canyon forests could be managed to protect older pine trees from being consumed by brush fire. Following a brush management strategy aimed at controlling excess brush fuel on the forest floor, a controlled burn was conducted that successfully passed underneath the pines without damaging them. Today visitors can walk this interpretive trail and picnic at a table near the edge of Pine Creek. The best time of year to hike this trail is mid-Fall through mid-Spring. Summer temperatures can exceed 110 degrees. Learn more by clicking the image or title above.

Arnight Trail | Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Arnight Trail | Red Rock Canyon, Nevada | David Smith | LasVegasAreaTrails.com

The Arnight Trail in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, may be the shortest route to your goal if you want to summit Juniper Peak or scale the Eastern cliffs of Rainbow Mountain. The Arnight Trail begins at the Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead and continue Northwest for 1.2-miles until it intersects with the Knoll Trail near the entrance of Juniper Canyon. Here we point out the rock climber’s approach route to the Eastern cliffs of Rainbow Mountain and the summit route to Juniper Peak, along with an important reference stone at the base of Juniper Canyon.

Knoll Trail | Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Knoll Trail | Red Rock Canyon, Nevada | David Smith | LasVegasAreaTrails.com

The 1.9-mile Knoll Trail in Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada, skirts the Eastern base of the Rainbow Mountains between Oak Creek and Pine Creek Canyons. It is part of the Rainbow Mountains Eastern Baseline Trails that include, from North to South: The SMYC Trail, Dales Trail, The Knoll Trail and The Arnight Trail. These four trails skirt the Eastern base of The Rainbow Mountains in Red Rock Canyon between Willow Spring at the North end of The Rainbow Mountains and Oak Creek Canyon at the Southern end of Red Rock Canyon. The best time of year to hike these trails is mid-Fall to mid-Spring. Summer temperatures can easily rise above 110 degrees! Click the image or title above to learn more about The Knoll Trail.

Dales Trail | Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Dales Trail | Red Rock Canyon, Nevada | David Smith | LasVegasAreaTrails.com

Dales Trail in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, runs 2.2-miles along the Eastern base of the Rainbow Mountains between Pine Creek Canyon and Ice Box Canyon. At nearly every point along the way there are sweeping views of Red Rock Canyon. The trail skirts the Eastern Base of Bridge Mountain where one can observe potential routes to that hidden forest just below and to the East of Bridge Mountain’s summit block. The best time of year to hike Dales Trail is mid-Fall through mid-Spring. Click the image or title above to learn more…

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