Mary Jane Falls and Big Falls Loop

Switchbacks, a half mile snow field, ice bridges, and crevasses - all in the desert less than an hour from Las Vegas! About an hour west of Las Vegas lies the Spring Mountain range home to the Mt Charleston Wilderness.  It's the summer hangout … [Read more...]

The best Father’s Day hike in Red Rock ever!

That's a strong title for a blog post and it's going to be difficult to make sure the following story lives up to it...but I think it will! This Father's Day was my third but just the first as a father of two.  Earlier in the week I received an … [Read more...]

Charleston Peak hike

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, peak bagging Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 12 hours, 45 mins Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 17.14 miles Elevation: +/- 4100 This is without a doubt … [Read more...]

Sedona Loop Hike

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking Location: Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Time on Trail: 7 hrs Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 14.17 miles Elevation: +2585/-2462 Trailhead From the Sedona Y take the 89A 3.1 miles to Dry Creek … [Read more...]

Echo Cliffs

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, backpacking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 6 hours Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 4.24 miles Elevation: +2606/-2567 Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 … [Read more...]

Bridge Mountain

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, scrambling, bouldering Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 5 hrs 50 mins Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 5 miles out and back Elevation: +/- 2000 feet Trailhead From the Las Vegas side, … [Read more...]

Calico Basin to Brownstone Canyon

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, Scrambling Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 4 hrs 30 mins Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation: Trailhead From Las Vegas, take Charleston Blvd/ Hwy 159 west towards Red … [Read more...]

Oak Creek Canyon

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, scrambling, bouldering Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 4 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 5 miles Elevation: +/- 450 ft Trailhead The Oak Creek Trailhead is a marked turnoff … [Read more...]

Raintree Thru-hike: Trail Canyon to North Loop Trail

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, backpacking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 4 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation: +/- 2200 feet Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 … [Read more...]