Canyons in Las Vegas

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Canyons in Las Vegas

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  • Daphne D
    Vancouver Island, Canada408 contributions
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    This is a beautiful place. So different from what I’m used to. A nice scenic 1 way drive with lots of pullouts and wide enough you can let others pass. It looks like a perfect hiking area bit at 43+ temps was far too hot for us to hike. We did do a brief walk to the petroglyphs and enjoyed a quick walk. We rented a car from the Flamingo hotel on Vegas strip and drove out. Perfect morning activity to do. Highly recommend.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Rachel & Andy
    344 contributions
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    Don't miss the Hoover Dam on your road trip to or from the Grand Canyon. This awe-inspiring structure is a testament to human engineering. A great place to stop for a good view is the Mike O'Callagan Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Plaza. Lots of parking spaces here, though there's a separate toll to enter the area. Stretch your legs on the short 10min walk to the middle of the viewing bridge overlooking the Dam, snap some photos, and soak up the birds eye views before continuing your adventure. The bridge is even accessible with a huge ramp up to the top, just be prepared that it may be too much for those unsteady on their feet or for those afriad of heights. But we think it's a perfect stop on your journey!
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • mika12345
    Calgary, Canada10 contributions
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    When trail reports said it is a hard hike I didn't believe it.
    It was definitely a challenging hike. You cannot get down and up without using ropes.
    We did scrape ourselves up a bit on the rock so I would recommend wearing gloves, long sleeves and pants for the ropes. Hot springs were awesome.
    Written 13 December 2023
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  • budzy829
    Henderson, NV676 contributions
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    You Must Hike #IceBoxCanyon in #RedRockCanyon! We didn't catch a heavy waterfall but the hike was still worth it!
    Tucked in the heart of the scenic loop is this famous trail. The trail starts off flat through the valley. After crossing a wide dry wash, the trail continues towards the towering canyons in the distance. These walls will surround you on both sides so be sure to look behind as you hike along through the canyon - the views are spectacular wherever you look!
    There are several paths to choose but we chose to stay what #AllTrails suggested. This next half of the trail requires traversing over boulders which eventually you’ll have to go down to the wash to make your way to the final area of the trail. Our #TrailBuddy trekking poles was a huge help! I would have slipped and tripped without them.
    After you’ve climbed over so many boulders, around trees and avoided any water in the pools, you’ll find yourself at the end of the canyon. It’s a beautiful ending to the short hike! Rock climbers with appropriate gear have climbed up the final area which is the base of the waterfall but it didn’t seem safe to us so we stopped on the stone wall before the falls which has a relaxing view of the waterfalls.


    🎈Ice Box Canyon Trail
    *Trail Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous
    *Trail Distance: 2.2 miles RT
    *Elevation Gain: ~500 ft
    *Trailhead: Ice Box Canyon Trailhead
    *Time Required: 2 hrs (excluding stops)
    ⚠️Caution: The time of year you visit could increase your experience along the trail. Colder months can bring ice and snow and whenever the canyon is filled with water, the trail will be more challenging and prone to flash flood.
    Written 12 February 2023
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  • R. Rippy
    Wayne, PA233 contributions
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    I am sure 90% of people who visit Las Vegas do not drive up to Mt. Charleston which is great for traffic but they are really missing out on a spectacular 12000 foot mountain scene hardly 45 minutes from the strip. Awesome scenic drive with plenty of trails to hike, and a ski resort.
    Written 20 January 2023
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