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First Creek Trailhead
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First Creek Trailhead
First Creek Trailhead

The First Creek Trailhead is hike is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 40 minutes west of Las Vegas, but not in the Scenic Loop Road fee area. The trailhead is located on Charleston Blvd (Highway 159) south of the exit from the Scenic Loop Road. This trailhead is not in the fee area.

From town, drive out to Red Rocks. From West Charleston at the entrance to the Scenic Loop Road (Table 1, Site 519), continue west on Charleston Blvd. for 4.2 miles to a parking area on the right (west) side of the road (Site 518). This is a broad road shoulder area, not a defined parking lot. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

First Creek Trailhead

The trailhead is marked by a sign and an information kiosk. If you get to the entrance to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (Site 673), turn around and drive back north for 0.5 miles to the trailhead.

The First Creek Trailhead provides access to hikes in the First Creek Canyon area, including access to a seasonal waterfall and several miles of easy to strenuous hiking.

Trails: First Creek Falls. First Creek Canyon.

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First Creek Trailhead First Creek Trailhead
First Creek Trailhead First Creek Trailhead
First Creek Trailhead First Creek Trailhead
First Creek Trailhead First Creek Trailhead
First Creek Trailhead First Creek 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
0518 Charleston at First Creek Trailhead 36.08130 115.44720 639815 3993881 3,661 Yes
0519 Charleston at Scenic Loop Entrance 36.13161 115.42048 642131 3999501 3,681 Yes
0673 Charleston at Spring Mtn Ranch Rd 36.07365 115.44266 640237 3993039 3,600 Yes

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