The Late Night Trailhead is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 50 minutes west of Las Vegas, but not in the Scenic Loop
Road fee area. The trailhead is located on Highway 160, west of the intersection with Highway 159 (West Charleston Blvd). 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 0519), continue west on
Charleston Blvd (Hwy 159) all the way past Blue Diamond town to Highway 160 (Site 0848). Turn right onto Highway 160, towards Pahrump, and drive west for 4.7 miles. Watch for a paved, right turn lane and the parking area off to the right; there is no sign on the highway. Turn right onto the Late Night Access Road (Site 1076) and drive into the paved parking area. Most people park near the vault toilet (Site 1072). Park here; this is the trailhead.
Link to trailhead map.
The Late Night Trailhead primarily is used by mountain bike riders to access the Cottonwood Valley North bike trail system; however, it also provides access to miles of fairly easy hiking and the Black Velvet Access Road.
Trails: Lone Grapevine Spring, Mud Spring #1, Mud Spring #2, Wooden Fence Spring, Late Night Trail, Black Velvet rock climbing area, Mustang Trail. Although not a "trail," this trailhead also provides access to the Old Spanish Trail, which runs right through the parking area.