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Assisi Road Trailhead
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Assisi Road Trailhead

Assisi Road Trailhead is located in Calico Basin, which is about 1.5 miles before the beginning of the Scenic Loop Road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 30 minutes west of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out towards Red Rocks. From Charleston Blvd at Highway 215 (the western beltway) (Table 1, Site 516), drive west on Charleston Blvd for 3.8 miles to Calico Basin Road (Site 520). The turnoff is about 1.5 miles before the entrance to the Scenic Loop. Turn right onto Calico Basin Road and drive north, then west, for about 1 mile to where the paved road makes a 90-degree turn to the right (opposite the entrance to Red Springs Picnic Area).

Link to trailhead map.

Assisi Road Trailhead

Staying outside the picnic area, continue right on Calico Basin Road. At the next intersection, turn left onto Assisi Road. At the next intersection, Sandstone Road, pull across Sandstone Road and park on the wide shoulder (Site 1036). Park here; this is the trailhead.

Assisi Road Trailhead provides access to hikes in the Calico Basin area. A large number of unmarked trails crisscross the area, providing access to the sandstone cliffs, several springs, and several miles of relatively flat walking.

Assisi Road Trailhead
Approaching Calico Basin Turnoff (view W)
Assisi Road Trailhead
Calico Basin - Red Springs highway sign (view W)
Assisi Road Trailhead
Assisi Road Trailhead
Assisi Road Trailhead
Assisi Road Trailhead (view NE from cliffs)
Assisi Road Trailhead Assisi Road Trailhead
Assisi Road Trailhead Assisi Road Trailhead

 
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
0516 Charleston at Hwy 215 36.15910 115.33661 649626 4002676 3,070 Yes
0520 Charleston at Calico Basin Rd 36.14184 115.39871 644071 4000667 3,506 Yes
1036 Assisi Road Trailhead 36.14951 115.41911 642221 4001488 3,620 Yes

 
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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