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Birdspring Peak Descent
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rocks National Conservation Area, Mt Potosi Area
Birdspring Peak
Birdspring Peak
Departing the highpoint (Peak 5298; view S)

Overview

Birdspring Peak is a 3.7-mile round-trip hike to a peak overlooking Red Rock Canyon NCA and the Las Vegas Valley that makes for a very pleasant, easy, off-trail adventure in a scenic place. Views from the summit are surprisingly grand for such a low peak, and the area is loaded with interesting fossil shells, corals, and sponges.

The ascent route is described elsewhere. Presented on this page are photos of the descent, ... because everything looks different on the way down.

Link to map.

Birdspring Peak
Summit (view S towards hikers on the ridge)
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Ridgeline (view S)
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Passing the cairn on the false summit (view SE)
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Ridgeline (view S)
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Descending towards the old road (view S)
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Hiker at the old road (view S)
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Hiker descending the old road (view NW)
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Hikers starting off cross-country (view SW)
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Crinoid fossils along the way
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Crinoid fossils along the way
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Hikers starting down the open canyon (view SW)
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Interesting mineral deposit
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Open canyon on the way down (view SW)
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Fossils in the bedrock
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Fossils in the bedrock
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Hiker crossing burned flats (view SW)
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Approaching the trailhead (view W)
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Hiker back to Birdspring Peak Trailhead parking (view N)

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