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Calico Tanks Trail

3205 Nv 159, Las Vegas, NV
+1 617-658-9366
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Awesome Hike and Views

There are many trails in Red rock Canyon Recreation Area, and so I consulted with the guide at the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Previa1994
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Kansas City, Missouri
Amazing Views!

This is a great hike, not too difficult for most people in decent shape...you can make it more... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
maranck
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midland, mi
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3205 Nv 159, Las Vegas, NV
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

There are many trails in Red rock Canyon Recreation Area, and so I consulted with the guide at the Visitor Center for some advise on which trail to hike. And based on my time availability, he recommended Calico Tanks trail. It turned out to be...More

Thank Previa1994
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a great hike, not too difficult for most people in decent shape...you can make it more challenging by trying different peaks once you get past the tanks.

Thank maranck
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

My wife and I are in shape but not avid climbers/hikers, so we tried Calico Tanks and found it to be perfect! The trail is well-marked and you can wander left and right up into the rocks for a more challenging (and picturesque) hike if...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a great trail! It didn't feel that long before you get to the tank (pool of water). On the way up, there will be some rock scrambling required if you stay on the trail. If you feel adventurous, in many parts of the...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite hike in Red Rock. The colors are just beautiful and because it is cooler in the canyon here, much more blooming plants and wildflowers abound. It truly is gorgeous. Minimal crowds compared to Calico Hills. If you only have time for...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I would argue that this hike was beautiful the entire time! The landscape changes some from the start to the end it's looks different enough going in and coming out to keep things interesting! Most of the trail was easy with some trickier rock scrambling...More

1  Thank katyydid
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I did this short hike with my twelve year old son and we both loved it. It was a joy to see him enjoying something other than video games😆

1  Thank jenlen4
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This trail has a little of everything: flats, climbs, "stairs", hand-over-hand scrambling. The rewards are the two "tanks" and the view of distant Las Vegas at the end. The trail sometimes splits but rejoins, so just keep proceeding upward. If you come to what looks...More

2  Thank Monarch949
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you have time for one trail, chose the Calico Tanks Trail. It has a large variety of rocks - red, grey, yellow, white and many types of rock formations. And even though it may be a little challenging conquering some of the rocks along...More

1  Thank FunSD
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Technically the trail is 'closed' since the parking lot for the trail is under construction. If you get to park by 9am on Sat or Sun where they are not doing the construction, there is room for about 10 cars to park on the road...More

2  Thank lindabNewYorkCity
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Stephen L
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Nope. 2 miles round trip, I discovered.
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