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Robber's Roost Trailhead
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Robber's Roost Trailhead
Robber's Roost Trailhead

The Robber's Roost Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston), about 1 hour northwest of Las Vegas.

From town, drive north on Highway 95 to Kyle Canyon Road (Highway 157; Table 1, Site 0667). Turn left onto Kyle Canyon Road and drive west, past the Spring Mountains Visitor Center, for 17.1 miles to Deer Creek Road (Highway 158; Site 0727).

Link to Trailhead Map.

Robber's Roost Trailhead

Turn right onto Deer Creek Road and drive north for 3.4 miles to a paved parking area on the right (east) side of the road (Site 0740). Watch for the highway sign. The turn into the parking area is just as the road begins to make a hard, 90-degree bend to the right to cut across a hillside (which is clearly visible from back down the road).

There is a large trailhead sign on the left side of the road; but for drivers, it is easy to miss the sign because the road is curving to the right and they will be looking to the right. This is also a problem for pedestrians. There is a crosswalk, but drivers are pressing up the steep hill and heading into a turn, so be careful. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Robber's Roost Trailhead provides access the Robber's Roost Trail and trails in Telephone Canyon above and below the highway.

Robber's Roost Trailhead
Deer Creek Rd at Robber's Roost Trailhead sign
Robber's Roost Trailhead
Pulling into Robber's Roost Trailhead parking
Robber's Roost Trailhead
Trailhead (view SW from Robber's Roost Trailhead parking area
Robber's Roost Trailhead
Robber's Roost Trailhead sign
Robber's Roost Trailhead
Robber's Roost Trailhead information sign in parking area
Robber's Roost Trailhead
Robber's Roost Trailhead in 2002

Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (°N) Longitude (°W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (feet) Verified
0667 Highway 95 at Kyle Canyon Rd (Highway 157) 36.3276 115.3117 651544 4021405 2,820 Yes
0727 Kyle Cyn Rd (Hwy 157) at Deer Creek Rd (Hwy 158) 36.2643 115.6021 625575 4013970 6,800 Yes
0740 Robber's Roost Trailhead Parking 36.3028 115.6091 624884 4018232 7,914 Yes

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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