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Red Rock Overlook Trailhead
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Red Rock Overlook Trailhead
Red Rock Overlook Trailhead

The Red Rock Overlook Trailhead is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, but outside the Scenic Loop area. The trailhead is about 35 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 0516), drive west on Charleston Blvd (Highway 159) out into the desert. Pass the turnoff into the Scenic Loop Area (Site 0519), and continue west on Charleston Blvd. for 1.7 miles to the Red Rock Overlook and picnic area on the right (north) side of the road (Site 0533). Drive down to the far (east) end of the parking area. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

Red Rock Overlook Trailhead

From the other direction, Red Rock Overlook is 0.5 miles north of the exit from the Scenic Loop Road (Site 0532).

The Red Rock Overlook Trailhead provides access to a picnic area, restrooms, grand views, and a fully accessible, paved trail to the top of a low hill. Hikers may also hike down the hill north of the parking area and out into the desert.

Trails: Red Rock Overlook Trail, Wash Use-trail.

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Stormy day at Red Rock Overlook Trailhead (view W)
Red Rock Overlook Trailhead
Stormy day at the Overlook (view W to Pine Creek Canyon)

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
0519 Charleston at Scenic Loop Entrance 36.13161 115.42048 642131 3999501 3,681 Yes
0532 Scenic Loop Rd Exit 36.11127 115.44868 639629 3997203 3,846 Yes
0533 Charleston at Red Rock Scenic Overlook 36.11725 115.44404 640036 3997874 3,860 Yes

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