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Take a break from the casinos and work off those free drinks with a hike through Red Rock Canyon, a favorite local getaway from Las Vegas. A guide will help you choose from three trail options to match your hiking level and interests. Enjoy sandstone scenery and desert vegetation as you explore the Nevada wilderness. Bottled water is provided, and pickup is included from select hotels on the Strip.

Highlights

  • Hiking in Red Rock Canyon
  • Choose from three hiking trails to suit your abilities
  • Learn about the ecological and cultural features of this desert landscape
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Professional guide and bottled water included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a great way to escape the manmade diversions of Vegas to see the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon. You'll get round-trip transport and assistance in choosing between three popular trails of varying degrees of difficulty. Be sure to bring your camera!

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What You Can Expect

Red Rock Canyon Hiking Tour

Red Rock Canyon Hiking Tour

Ever wonder was Vegas locals do for fun? Well escape the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas for a unique hiking experience in beautiful Red Rock Canyon. Join your local guide for a 3-hour hike on one of three popular trails within the park. On the day of your tour decide which trail of the following trails suits you best. Your guide will hike you through while providing interesting commentary and history about the canyon.

Calico Hills: this trail runs along the base of the Calico Rocks from Calico Basin to Sandstone Quarry. Distance is variable since the trail can be accessed at either end or from either of the two Calico parking areas. A side trail runs from the fee booth parking lot and connects with this trail. Hiking distance is 2.5-miles (4 km). Rating: easy to moderate.

White Rock to Willow Springs:
your guide will take the trail on the west side to the point where it splits. The trail to the right descends to a guzzler (man-made water hole). The trail to the left heads downhill and through a wash, then climbs over a ridge and drops you into the Lost Creek area. From there, it is only a short distance to Willow Springs. Starting from Willow Springs, just reverse the previous instructions. Hiking distance is 4.4 miles (7.8 km) roundtrip. Rating: easy to moderate.

Ice Box Canyon:
This trail heads down across the wash and up the other side toward the canyon. The trail is well defined as it leads you up the side of the canyon for approximately 1/4 of a mile (0.4 km). It then drops into the bottom of the canyon. From this point, the trail becomes a route over and around boulders as it continues upstream. The official trail ends at the large ponderosa pine tree in the bottom of the canyon which is 2.5-miles roundtrip (4 km). To reach the upper pool, which is filled by seasonal waterfall, be prepared for some tricky wall scrambling and a 3-mile (4.8 km) roundtrip. Rating: moderately strenuous.

Customer Reviews

betty n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a great time on our hike. It was just 4 of us and the tour guide and we had great conversation. It was a real hot day but we came with water and snacks and luckily the tour guide had extra water because we really needed it.. I also brought a cover up to shade from the sun-good idea!! which made it easier with the heat.

Jennifer H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic guide, great views, an overall wonderful experience being in the desert!

Stephanie Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Carol D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour was perfect for our group and the scenery was amazing. Irving did a great job making sure the group was having fun...and we did. We had a great time!

Joseph Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really enjoyed the hiking trip. Our guide, Irving, did a great job coaching us around the canyon. I'd definitely do the hike again.

Carl S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The hiking tour was great just the right level of difficulty, beautiful scenery, and our tour guide Irving was very knowledgeable.

Mike P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

great tour

karen s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great guide who was very knowledgeable taking us on a morning hike to the top of Calico Tanks. He knew everything from the history of the area to rock formations to botany. It was a great hike and and wonderful way to spend a morning. I took my camera and got some great photos along the way.

Scott R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour. Irvin did a great job. Very knowledgeable and set a perfect pace.

Sam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful scenery - nice to get off the Strip. Our guide Irving was delightful and knowledgeable about the area, flora and fauna.

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