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Fossil Trail -- Upper Section Downhill
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Blue Diamond Hill
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail, departing Jeep Trail down Fossil Canyon (view N)

Overview

The Fossil Trail is one of many trails on the northwest end of Blue Diamond Hill and runs 2.3 miles from the Cowboy Trailhead up the side of Fossil Ridge to the head of Fossil Canyon and an old mining road (Jeep Trail).

The trail is described in detail for hiking from the trailhead up onto Blue Diamond Hill. Here, photos are presented for hiking in the other direction: from the intersection with the Jeep Trail down Fossil Canyon and the side of Fossil Ridge to the trailhead. Hiking in this direction completes a nice loop for hikers starting from the trailhead on the Fossil Trail and Cat-N-Hat Trail, and it makes for a nice descent from higher on Blue Diamond Hill.

For the full description, see Fossil Trail -- Uphill.

Link to map

Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail approaching First Finger Trail (view N)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail at First Finger Trail (view N)
Fossil Trail
First Finger Trail (view N from Fossil Trail)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail (view N)
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Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail approaching Cat-N-Hat Trail (view NW)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail approaching Cat-N-Hat Trail (view NW)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail at Cat-N-Hat Trail (view NW)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail (view N)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail approaching Timpoweap Conglomerate cliffs (view N)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail at Timpoweap Conglomerate cliffs (view N)
Fossil Trail
Timpoweap Conglomerate cliffs (view up)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail along Timpoweap Conglomerate cliffs (view N)
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Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail at Timpoweap Conglomerate boulders (view NN)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail approaching Rock Garden Trail (view NN)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail at Rock Garden Trail (view NN)
Fossil Trail
Fossil Trail (view NN)

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