Red Rock Canyon – Calico Tanks Scenic View

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From the very top of the Calico Tanks Trail in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area you will enjoy a most awesome overlook with spectacular views of Las Vegas. If you have the time and energy, load up a backpack with a picnic and enjoy your time at the top of the peak.

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Red Rock Canyon – Calico Tanks Hike

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The Calico Tanks Trail in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a 2.5 mile trail full of beauty. The guide lists this as a trail with a “Moderate” rating, defined as “Uphill sections include up to 1,000 feet of elevation gain; single digit mileage; uneven terrain and some rock scrambling.” The rating board must be crazy, because at times I felt like a full fledged rock climber while working my way to the top. Don’t worry – the trip is worthy of every bit of “rock scrambling” that you must endure. 🙂

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Red Rock Canyon – Calico Tanks Trail Map

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Today’s mission was the Calico Tanks Trail in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon has a 13-mile scenic drive that is peppered with wonderful photo stops and hiking opportunities. It is only about a 25 minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip. I had heard that the view from the end of the Calico Tanks Trail was super, so I decided to focus my afternoon and early evening on this special hike.

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