Sandstone Road Trailhead is located in Calico Basin, which is about 1.5 miles before the beginning of the Scenic Loop Road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 30 minutes west of Las Vegas.
From town, drive out towards Red Rocks. From Charleston Blvd at Highway
215 (the western beltway) (Table 1, Site 516), drive west on Charleston
Blvd for 3.8 miles to Calico Basin Road (Site 520). The turnoff is
about 1.5 miles before the entrance to the Scenic Loop. Turn right onto
Calico Basin Road and drive north, then west, for about 1 mile to where
the paved road makes a 90-degree turn to the right (opposite the entrance to Red Springs Picnic Area).
Link to trailhead map.
Busy weekend day (view N)
Staying outside the picnic area, continue right on Calico Basin Road. At the next intersection, turn left onto Assisi Road. The pavement bends to the right onto Sandstone Road. Drive north to the turn-around at the end of Sandstone Road and turn left onto an unpaved spur road (Site 0971). Park here; this
is the trailhead.
Sandstone Road Trailhead provides access to hikes and rock climbing in the Calico Basin area, including Kraft Mountain Loop (aka Gateway Canyon Loop), Gray Cap Peak, and Ash Canyon. A large number of unnamed trails crisscross the area, providing access to the sandstone cliffs, several springs, and several miles of relatively flat walking.
Trails: Ash Canyon Route, Calico Hills Loop, Gray Cap Peak, Kraft Mountain Loop.