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Red Spring Trailheads
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring parking (view W)

The Red Spring Trailheads are located in Calico Basin, which is about 1.5 miles before the entrance to the Scenic Loop Road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 25 minutes west of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out towards Red Rocks. From Charleston Blvd at Highway 215 (the western beltway) (Table 1, Site 0516), drive west on Charleston Blvd for 3.8 miles to Calico Basin Road (Site 520). The turnoff is about 1.5 miles before the Scenic Loop. Turn right onto Calico Basin Road and drive north, then west past houses and corrals, for about 1 mile to where the paved road makes a 90-degree bend to the right. At the bend, continue straight into the Red Spring Parking Area (Site 0464). Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map or google map.

Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring Boardwalk trailhead (view W)

The Red Spring Parking area provides access to four trailheads. A large number of unmarked trails crisscross the area, providing access to the sandstone cliffs (West Trailhead and North Trailhead), several springs (North Trailhead), a boardwalk around a salt meadow (Boardwalk Trailhead), and trails leading south to the Visitor Center and the west side of the Calico Hills (South Trailhead).

Trails: Red Spring Boardwalk, Entrance to Red Spring Trail, Calico Hills Loop Trail, Slab Rift.

red spring trailhead
Approaching Calico Basin Turnoff (view W)
red spring trailhead
Calico Basin - Red Springs highway sign (view W)
Red Spring Trailhead
Road to Red Spring Trailhead (ahead on the left)
Red Spring Trailhead
Approaching Red Spring Trailhead Parking (view W)
Red Spring Trailhead
Entrance to Red Spring Trailhead Parking (view W)
Red Rock Canyon NCA, Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring Parking area (view W)
Red Rock Canyon NCA, Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring Parking area (view W)
Red Rock Canyon NCA, Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring Trailhead parking (view NW)
Red Rock Canyon NCA, Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring Parking area (view N)
Red Rock Canyon NCA, Red Spring Trailhead
Red Spring Parking area (view W)
Red Rock Canyon NCA, Red Spring Trailhead
Trailhead as seen from the cliffs
Red Spring Trailhead
Boardwalk and West trailheads (view SW)
Red Spring Trailhead
Boardwalk Trailhead (view SW)
Red Spring Trailhead
Hikers on Red Spring Boardwalk (view N)
Red Spring Trailhead
North Trailhead (view NW)
Red Spring Trailhead
North Trailhead (view NW)
Red Spring Trailhead
North Trailhead (view NW)
Red Spring Trailhead
West Trailhead (view NW)
Red Spring Trailhead
South Trailhead (view SW)
Red Spring Trailhead
South Trailhead (view SW)
Red Spring Trailhead
Trail departing picnic area southward (view SW)
more to come ...

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
0464 Red Spring Parking 36.14683 115.41795 642331 4001192 3,670 Yes
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

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