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Horseman Trail -- BLM 200 Trail -- Northbound
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Sloan Canyon NCA
BLM 200 Trail

Hiking out on the Horseman Trail (BLM 200 Trail). For details, see the main route description.

BLM 200 Trail
Upper BLM 100 Trail continues up Sloan Wash (view W)

In about 0.3 miles past the main petroglyph gallery, hikers encounter a trail sign in the middle of the wash. At this point, the BLM 100 Trail ends. The BLM 300 Trail continues southwest and up the main wash, and the BLM 200 Trail (Horseman's Trail) makes a hard right turn, exits the wash, and starts up across the hillside angling back down the canyon.

It is important to pay attention here because this trail junction has been the source of confusion for several hiking parties, some of whom barely made it out alive.

When hiking up Sloan Canyon, if you intend to hike back on the BLM 200 Trail (Horseman's Trail), DO NOT PASS THE TRAIL SIGN. Instead, from the trail sign, immediately turn right and climb out of the wash heading northeast. The trail is plainly visible when looking in this direction.

For details of the BLM 200 Trail (Horseman's Trail), see the description of the hike heading southbound, but for hikers returning over this trail, see the photos and brief description of hiking northbound back towards the trailhead. Heading back, the next Waypoint is #12, which sits atop a saddle to the north of the trail junction.

BLM 200
Approaching BLM 100-200-300 trail junction (view SW)
BLM 200 Trail
BLM 100 Trail ends at trail junction (view SW)
BLM 200 Trail
End of BLM 100 Trail, BLM 200 Trail, and BLM 300 Trail (view SW)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers turning onto BLM 200 Trail
BLM 200 Trail
Trail marker in Sloan Wash (view W)
BLM 200 Trail
Intersection of three trails (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
BLM 200 Trail (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hiker on BLM 200 Trail (view NE)
BLM 200 Trail
Beyond the trail junction, NOT THE RIGHT WAY (view W)
BLM 200 Trail
Beyond the trail junction, NOT THE RIGHT WAY (view W)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers on BLM 200 (Horseman's Trail) (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers on BLM 200 Trail approaching saddle (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers on BLM 200 Trail arriving at the saddle (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers on the saddle (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Las Vegas view from saddle (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers descending past saddle (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Las Vegas view from saddle (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers on BLM 200 (Horseman's Trail) (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers on BLM 200 (Horseman's Trail) (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers approaching BLM 100 (Petroglyph Canyon) Trail (view NE)
BLM 200 Trail
BLM 100 -- BLM 200 trail sign in Sloan Wash (view NE)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers and BLM 100 -- BLM 200 trail sign in Sloan Wash (view NE)
BLM 200 Trail
Sloan Wash (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Returning past the sign-in register (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Low in the wash, the visitor center comes into view (view N)
BLM 200 Trail
Hiker at BLM 100 -- BLM 101 trail junction (view NE)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers passing old trailhead sign (view NW)
BLM 200 Trail
Hikers retuning to trailhead (view W)

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