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General Access Campground Trailhead
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General Access Campground Trailhead
General Access Campground Trailhead

The General Access Campground Trailhead is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, but outside the Scenic Loop area. The trailhead is about 25 minutes west of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out to Red Rocks. From West Charleston Blvd at Highway I-215, the "Western Beltway" (Table 1, Site 516), drive west on Charleston out into the desert for 3.3 miles to Moenkopi Road (Site 995). Watch for campground signs. Turn left onto Moenkopi Road and drive south towards Red Rock Campground.

For day hikers, drive 0.3 miles to a parking area on the west side of the road (Site 996). Everything beyond this parking area is a "no parking zone" for day hikers. Rude, I know, but park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

General Access Campground Trailhead

For campers, continue into the campground, park at your campsite, then walk out into the desert from there.

The General Access Campground Trailhead provides access to hikes in the campground area, including access to several miles of relatively flat walking.

Trails: Campground Area Trails, Fire Station Hill, Campground Flats, Gun Range Ridge, Campground Knoll, Campground Wash.

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 the Beltway 36.15920 115.33580 649697 4002685 3,141 Yes
0995 Charleston Blvd at Campground Road 36.14402 115.39035 644819 4000921 3,404 Yes
0996 Campground Road at Public Trailhead 36.13976 115.39145 644728 4000447 3,445 Yes

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