Current Schedule

For up to date changes to the schedule, please refer to the calendar in the right column. Thanks.


The September hike schedule includes hikes in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Spring Mountains. Meeting locations for hikes in any other areas will be specified in the hike description. You can locate detailed information on these locations at the ATBF blog and in a file at the Yahoo group website. Also, the exposure information is now located on the blog.

IMPORTANT NOTE - Hike coordinators may not always be at either the early or primary assembly points. Participants will need to monitor the time and set up carpooling to the next meeting location or pickup point when that occurs. Although most of these situations are noted in the hike descriptions, others may occur that are not so noted.

Times indicated for each hike are departure times and are strictly observed.

Please pay attention to the difficulty ratings for each hike offered and do not attempt hikes that are beyond your abilities. Participants can find additional descriptions about hikes on the blog by clicking on the Updated Hike Descriptions link and/or using the Search Box found at the top right of the blog. Members should also contact the coordinator if they have any concerns or questions about the hike. As two of our prime considerations on any hike are safety and enjoyment, it is important that each participant have the capability of completing any advertised hike at the pace published by the coordinator.

It is the responsibility of new members to prove their hiking ability, therefore, hikers new to our club must begin with one of the easy or easy to moderate hikes offered on the monthly schedule. After they have gained sufficient experience, have been able to assess their abilities relative to the group, and have had a chance to interact with our coordinators, they will be free to start moving up to more difficult hikes. New hikers who are guests of existing members may initially participate in other than leisurely hikes, but must be accompanied by the existing member who will take responsibility for their safety if the situation demands.

Hike coordinators will have the right to reject any hiker, whether new to the club or an existing member, if they believe that such person’s participation would infringe on the ability of the group to conduct the hike as advertised or if overall safety becomes an issue.

Questions regarding general information should be directed to Lettie Gutierrez at chico04@msn.com or by telephone at (702)498-3050. Specific questions regarding hikes should be directed to the listed coordinator. Refer to the club roster for contact information.

Difficulty Levels

Easy- Hikes of 3 miles or less with not more than 300 feet of gain, generally with only gradual elevation gains on even surface trails.

Easy to Moderate- Hikes ranging up to 5 miles and 500 to 700 feet of elevation gain with the potential for some minor trail irregularities.

Moderate- Hikes that generally have a maximum distance of 7 miles with 800 to 1000 feet of elevation gain. Somewhat longer mileage with less elevation gain or shorter mileage with more elevation gain may also fit in this category.

Moderately Strenuous- Distances of up to 12 miles and/or 2000 to 2400 feet of elevation gain involving less than 25 % of off-trail hiking such as boulder scrambling or bushwhacking.

Strenuous- Longer distances with elevation gain of 2500 to 3000 feet or shorter distances that encompass significant off-trail sections not requiring additional safety equipment.

Friday, September 1st, Hummingbird Gulch to Raintree/Shuttle- Two favorite spots in our archives of treks. Rated strenuous- Terrain- Expect scree, scrambling. TH- The Gulch is off of Deer Creek Rd- Return via the North Loop Trail- Distance- 5 miles- Elevation- To 1,600 FT- Depart the Santa Fe by 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Saturday, September 2nd, Upper Bristlecone to Bonanza OB – The easy hike today is about 4 miles with 700 feet of elevation gain. Our trail takes us up into a scenic forest with aspens and conifers and views. We will take our break at the Bonanza trailhead on the old forest road then return to our cars. We will depart the Santa Fe at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Dennis Rohne

Saturday, September 2nd, Mummy Junction O&B– Even though the hike is rated moderately strenuous and is 7 miles with over 2000 feet of elevation gain, the pace will be on the slow side of moderate. We will hike up Trail Canyon and then turn left onto the North Loop trail. The junction for Mummy’s Tummy is at the scree field. We will take our break at the junction and then hike back to the cars. Meet at the Santa Fe at 7:30 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Sunday, September 3rd, Boneshaker Loop - A morning hike will go up the Boneshaker trail (slow!). As the trail levels out, the pace will be moderate. We will connect with the Three Amigos trail that will take us across to the Bob Gnarly trail down the canyon or the Bombs Voyage trail that will run by the Muffins. 0verall rating is moderate with about 1200 ft. elevation gain and 5-6 miles. To beat the heat the hike will begin at the horse corrals at 6:00 AM where you will meet the coordinator. Coordinator - David Hardy.

Monday, September 4th, Fletcher Peak - This strenuous 7-mile loop will ascend via the North Loop and descend Wild Horse Ridge with an elevation gain of around 2300 feet. We will use the Cougar Ridge TH and hike at a moderate pace. For this Labor Day hike, meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:30am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Monday, September 4th, North Loop to High Point – Kay has agreed to let me piggyback a moderate hike onto her strenuous one to the Fletcher Peak. The high point is at the top of the switchbacks after the meadow. This is a moderate hike that will be about 5 miles with 1500 feet of elevation. Our pace will be on the slow side of moderate. We will park at the Cougar Ridge Road paved pullout and take a spur road up to the North Loop. Our descent will use Wild Horse Canyon to return to the cars. Depart the Santa Fe at 7:30 AM. Coordinator- Lettie Gutierrez

Tuesday, September 5th, Mummy’s Tummy - Mummy's Tummy is the second highest peak in the Spring Mountains and is only 450 elevation feet lower than Charleston Peak (the highest). To bag this peak, there is 3.5 miles of heavy ascent from Trail Canyon and the North Loop before the route turns right at a tree marked with an "M." This right turn takes hikers up the infamous scree field (550 elevation feet) to the ridge. There is still challenging terrain after gaining this ridge but finally at the peak, hikers will find a large acreage of summit with majestic views. The totals for this very strenuous out and back hike are 9 miles and 3800 feet of elevation gain. We depart the Santa Fe at 7:00 AM. Coordinator - Tim Borem

Wednesday, September 6th, Early morning hike in the Red Rock, Summerlin area - The actual hike will be determined by the interest of the assembled group, but be in the ‘easy to moderate’ to ‘moderately strenuous’ range, 4 to 5 miles, with some scrambling possible. We will depart from the Red Rock Casino Parking lot at 6:00AM. Coordinator - Tony Fountain

Friday, September 8th, Red Springs - Most of the route for this moderate 4-mile out-and-back hike will be in the shade as the group will start from Red Springs and go around the south end of the Calico Hills as far as Calico II Overlook utilizing the canyon between the sandstone hills and the scenic drive as much as possible. The coordinator will be at Red Springs Picnic Area for a 6 AM start of the hike. If anyone plans to carpool from Red Rock Casino they should leave that assembly point at 5:45 AM. If the gate of the picnic area is not open that early there is plenty of parking just outside along the road. Coordinator - David Hardy.

Saturday, September 9th, 3rd Overlook on South Loop O&B–The trail hike is rated moderately strenuous and is 7 miles with 1800+ feet of elevation gain but the pace will be on the slow side of moderate. The trail has been washed out in 3 areas. Hikers need to be prepared to scramble through the washout over large boulders. We will depart the Santa Fe at 7:00 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Saturday, September 9th, Kyle Escarpment Rim Loop – Our easy hike today begins at the Spring Mountain Visitor Center. The hike is 4 miles with about 700 feet of elevation gain. The hike uses some of the golf cart path and trail that climbs up and along the escarpment. Meet at the Santa Fe for and 8:00 AM departure. Coordinator – Richard Hansen.

Sunday, September 10th, Gypsum Hill Summit – We will be using 2 of 3 trails for this loop. This is a short hike of 3 miles but is strenuous due to around 1000ft. elevation gain. There is a 360 degree view from the top high above Blue Diamond. Starting time for the hike will be at 6:15 AM so participants carpooling from Red Rock Casino will have to leave about 25 minutes before at 5:50AM. Coordinator - David Hardy.

Monday, September 11th, South Loop Excursion/The Meadow O&B- This traditional trek takes us up to a beautiful area just off from Griffith Peak, Southern Nevada’s third highest. Rated strenuous/moderate pace- Distance- 11 miles- Gain of 3,200 FT- Great 360 views. Depart the Santa Fe by 7:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Tuesday, September 12th, Lee Peak via Foxtail Ridge - This is a strenuous hike of 6.5 miles and 2800 ft of elevation gain up a prominent ridgeline starting at the Lee Canyon meadows area and proceeding up the ridge to the north loop trail and then up to Lee Peak. The ridge has beautiful views of Mummy Mountain and surrounding area. This is an out and back hike. There will be some obstacles requiring class 2 and a couple class 3 spots. Meet at Santa Fe Station for 7:30am departure. Coordinator – Jerry Thomas

Wednesday, September 13th, Upper Showgirl/Robbers Roost Loop - This partly exploratory moderate to moderately strenuous loop hike will include the Showgirl, Hike a Bike, Robbers Roost and Gypsy Trails and is expected to be between 5 and 6 miles with between 1000 and 1100 feet of elevation gain. It will be done on trails for the entire hike at a moderate pace. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for an 8:00am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Thursday, September 14th, Mount Charleston OB – Today’s strenuous hike goes to the highest peak in the Spring Mountains. We will use the South Loop trail. This will be my 1st attempt at the peak and I plan to take several breaks as needed and go at a moderate to slow pace. I’ve only gone as far as the saddle at Griffith Peak, so it would be helpful if someone comes along who has knowledge of the complete route. Stats are approximately 17 miles and 4500 feet gain. We depart the Santa Fe at 5:30 AM. Coordinator – Tony Fountain

Friday, September 15th, Mummy Springs via Deer Creek Loop -This traditional trek up into the heart of the Deer Creek area may be our last chance to get up high on Mummy Mountain to enjoy the fall colors. Strenuous section with scree. Return via the North Loop Trail onto Wild Horse Ridge. Trailhead- Cougar Ridge pull-off. Distance- 5 miles/2,000 FT elevation gain. Moderate pace. Depart the Santa Fe Station by 7:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Saturday, September 16th, North Loop Meadow OB – Our easy to moderate hike will start at the North Loop trailhead on Deer Creek Highway. Our destination is the beautiful meadow area with bristlecone pine trees and several areas to take a break. After our break, we return to the cars. It is 3 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain. Meet at the Santa Fe at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Dennis Rohne

Saturday, September 16th, Little Red Rock to Pinnacle Rock/Loop- Extended version of the trek through a former cattle ranch as we’ll be exploring the gravel road(s) as they turn to the northeast, well beyond the second set of petroglyphs, heading to the ridge on the very backside and a large limestone pinnacle. Strenuous- Distance- 7 plus miles- Gain- 1,000 FT- Depart Red Rock by 5:50 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Monday, September 18th, Stanley B/Fletcher Canyon - This hike up the Stanley B Canyon is challenging. The drop into Fletcher Canyon on the other side is also challenging. But, when you reach the upper section of the Fletcher Canyon wash, all that work seems worth it. (And, don't forget the drop through the rabbit hole at Obstacle Rock!) As a loop hike that begins by hiking the Kyle Canyon Wash Trail, this will be a strenuous hike of 6 miles with 1700 feet of elevation gain. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for an 8:00am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Tuesday, September 19th, No Name Loop CW - A fall standard that is a moderate trek of 6 miles with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. We will hike at a moderate pace ascending the No Name trail to the saddle, take our break then enjoy the looped return through the old bristlecones. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for an 8:00 AM departure. Coordinator-David Gray

Wednesday, September 20th, South Kyle Canyon Loop – This moderate to moderately strenuous hike is an adaptation of one of Ann Cronin’s hikes from years back. We will begin at the Echo Trailhead and wind our way to the South Loop Trail. At the Rainbow junction, we turn left and make a small CCW loop on the hilltop. The return will utilize another part of the Rainbow Loop route heading down to the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area and back to the cars. Totals are around 5 miles and around 1200 feet of gain. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for an 8:00am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Thursday, September 21st, Cave Springs O&B – We’ll start up Trail Canyon. After regrouping at the saddle, we turn left and hike up North Loop. Hiking a little less than a mile, we reach our destination, a large cave with a natural spring and an old horse trough. This 6-mile hike with 2100 feet of elevation gain is rated moderately strenuous but pacing will accommodate moderate and above. We depart the Santa Fe at 7:30am. Coordinator – Tony Fountain

Friday, September 22nd, Pine Creek Canyon/South Fork O&B- A challenging scramble in the heart of Red Rock. Strenuous given the bouldering involved. Distance- 5 miles- Elevation gain- 1,000 FT- Meet-up- Red Rock Casino- Depart by 5:50 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Saturday, September 23rd, Mary Jane Falls – Today’s easy hike to Mary Jane Falls is 3 miles with 920 feet of elevation gain. It is an out and back trail with switchbacks that climb to the falls. Near the falls, there are several sections of rock steps. We will depart the Santa Fe at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Richard Hansen

Saturday, September 23rd, Cathedral Rock, Etc. – This moderate hike is 5-6 miles with 1200 feet of elevation gain. We begin at the Echo Falls trailhead and wind our way over to the Cathedral Rock trail. Then it’s up to Cathedral Rock. After our break, we will descend the Rock and then hike the scenic road to the manhole cover. Then we turn around and hike back to the cars. Departure from the Santa Fe is 7:30AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Sunday, September 24th, Griffith Peak OB – Today’s strenuous, out and back hike, is 10 miles with 3200 feet of elevation gain. Great views as the Aspens will be dressed in yellow. Depart the Santa Fe by 7:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray 

Monday, September 25th, 4 Mile Cliff Overlook - Hopefully, this hike will be timed with the changing of the aspen leaves. At around 8.5 miles, this strenuous hike will have a whopping 2700 feet of elevation gain. Expect a moderate pace ... no running ... up Trail Canyon and out the North Loop. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for an 8:00am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Tuesday, September 26th, Mack’s Canyon Road O&B -The gravel route that leads to the South/North Sisters offers a unique trek into one of the prettiest spots in Lee Canyon where the peaks meet the desert scrub country. Rated moderate to moderately strenuous with a distance of 6 miles as we may take time to go up the Sisters Spur Road a bit. Elevation change of just over 1,000 feet. Depart Santa Fe Station at 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Tuesday, September 26th, Trail Canyon to Fletcher Peak via Raintree - This hike from the Trail Canyon trail head to Raintree and from Raintree to the top of Fletcher Peak. is a strenuous 9-mile out-and-back hike with nearly 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Depart at 7:00 AM from Santa Fe Station. Coordinator- Stephen Newell

Wednesday, September 27th, Stepladder/Showgirl Loop - This 7-mile loop is moderately strenuous and will have around 1300 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. The route will ascend on the Stepladder Trail then connect down to the Showgirl. The loop is finished after going by the USFS Fire Station. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for an 8:00am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Friday, September 29th, Robbers Roost/Trough Trail/Telephone Canyon Loop - A winding trail trek in the “north” area of Deer Creek off Hwy 158. A moderate hike with about 4 miles and an elevation gain of 1,300 feet. First, we’ll go O&B on the Roost. Then pick up the Bike Trail over to an extension, then back to head down the Trough Trail to pick up Forest Road 530, a moderate climb back up to the cars. Depart Santa Fe Station at 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Saturday, September 30th, Fletcher Canyon – Fletcher Canyon is our easy-moderate hike today. The out-and-back route passes through a wide area of assorted forest before climbing a series of short ramps. The last 1/3 mile passes through a slot canyon that is a mere 5 feet wide at its narrowest. The hike reaches its farthest point below a waterfall formation called Obstacle Rock. The canyon scenery is spectacular. Total distance is 4 miles with an elevation gain of 430 feet. We depart the Santa Fe at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Richard Hansen

Saturday, September 30th, Sawmill Trail - The starting point for this moderate hike is the Sawmill parking lot. The out and back hike uses the Blue Tree trail to the high point on the ridge. Total distance is about 5 miles with about 700 feet of elevation gain. Departure from the Santa Fe is 7:30 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Saturday, September 30th, Deer Creek/Catch Pen Loop CCW – If the weather is nice, this strenuous 9.5 mile loop will be a pleasant trek in the lower elevations. Using the Orange Trail designation, it begins at a trailhead on Deer Creek Road. We will descend the ridge side of the loop to an old spring and “catch pen” then ascend on the shadier and gentler wash side. The loop will gain around 1900 feet in elevation over the distance. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for an 8:00am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

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