Current Schedule


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


Thursday, November 1st, Mountain Springs Peak Loop - Moderately Strenuous; 6.5 miles; 1500' elevation gain; Moderate pace; 8:00 AM - This loop climbs up Heartbreak Hill and circles around to Mountain Springs Peak. Then the route continues around the escarpment rim a short way to the overlook for a break. From there, the route descends a wash to connect with the trail that crosses the back of the escarpment to the town of Mountain Springs. Hopefully, we will see the two miniature horses on our last leg of the hike. Meet at Red Rock Casino for an 8:00am departure. If you are meeting at the gas station (159 & 160), please leave there on your own at 8:15am. The hike will start at the Mountain Springs Pass Trailhead no earlier than 8:30am. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Friday, November 2nd, Muffins/Skull Canyon Balloon – Moderately Strenuous; 5-6miles, 1400’ elevation gain; 8:00 AM – A traditional trek up to the Muffins where we take in the views while on break. We hike along the ridge to the turn for Skull Canyon and return to the cars by descending the canyon trail. The trail has several steep sections of uneven rocky terrain. Depart the Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM or meet at the Cowboy Trails dirt lot at 8:15 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Saturday, November 3rd, Peak 3844 - Easy/moderate, 3.5 miles, 781' elevation gain, 8:30 AM - The trail begins at the big wash on Calico Basin Rd. We will follow it up to the ridge route that takes us up to the top of the peak. After our break, we make our way back to the cars. Our pace will be leisurely. Depart the Red Rock Casino at 8:30 AM. Coordinator – Ron and Sandi Hindmarch

Saturday, November 3rd, Dragon Canyon / Gateway Canyon Loop - Moderately Strenuous, 5 miles, 1178’ elevation gain, class II-III scrambling, 8:00 AM- From the Kraft MT TH parking lot we’ll head into Ash Meadow to begin our efforts to slay the dragon. From there we continue over into the colorful Gateway Canyon to hike in behind the red rock of Kraft MT where more scrambling awaits us. Meet at the trailhead at the end of Sandstone Drive in Calico Basin at 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Sunday, November 4th, Skull Rock Loop - Moderate, 5.8 miles, 800 FT elevation, 8:00 AM- This is an interesting trek that takes us from Oak Creek over to Pine Creek, and to our goal, the landmark we call Skull Rock. From the Scenic Loop Exit TH, we follow several of our favorite trails: Arnight, Pine Creek, Dale’s, Fire Ecology, and the Old Two Track Road for an enjoyable day. Meet at the Scenic Loop Exit to start the hike at 8:00 AMRemember to set your clock backward one hour the night before. Coordinator- David Gray

Sunday, November 4th, Back Hills Lawn Mower Route - 6 miles, 600’ elevation gain, Moderate.  The hike begins at the gravel parking area on the right side of Hwy 160 about 2 miles beyond the gas station on 159 and 160. The route will follow the Landmine Trail and then the Rubber Ducky trail.  We will check the ducky tree for rubber ducks. A little beyond that, we connect with the 0ld Spanish Trail for a short distance and then connect with the Lawn Mower Trail. We follow this until we connect with the trail leading back to the parking lot. This is to be a moderate paced hike. No fast pace! We leave from the gas station on 159 & 160 at 7:15 AM. Remember to set your clock backward one hour the night before. Coordinator – David Hardy

Monday, November 5th, Traverse/Arnight/Knoll/Pine Creek Canyon O&B - Moderately Strenuous, 8 miles, 1,000’ elevation gain, class 2 scrambling, 8:00 AM- These four trails will take us along the colorful red rock escarpment to our goal where we’ll take in the meadow and a bit of Fern Canyon for an enjoyable break of quiet waters, croaking frogs, and greenery. Meet at the Scenic Loop Exit at 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray     

Tuesday, November 6th, Kraft Mountain W-E traverse (4714’) – Strenuous, 5 miles, 1500’ vertical, Class 3, 8:00 AM. Tackle Five-Stop Hill before ascending the west flank of Kraft. Make the undulating traverse across the top of the mountain and down climb the precipitous east face. Bring it back home along the rolling Calico hills. Depart the Red Spring Boardwalk at8:00 AM. Coordinator - Michael O’Connor 

Wednesday, November 7th, Echo Canyon/Fossil Ridge – Moderate, 6 miles, 1000’ elevation gain, class 2 scrambling, moderate pace, 8:00 AM – This moderate hike will go up Echo Canyon where hands are necessary to climb up 3 dry waterfalls. Then we connect to the Fossil Ridge trail and turn onto the old road and hike up to our break spot. Then it’s down the trail to reconnect to Fossil Ridge and back to the cars. Depart Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Thursday, November 8th, Cave Canyon/ Overlook/ Muffins - Moderately Strenuous; 7 miles; 1500' elevation gain; Moderate pace; 8:00 AM - This loop climbs up through Cave Canyon of the North Blue Diamond Hills where there is a 3rd class dry fall that must be negotiated. (Some aide may be provided.) Bring a flashlight if you wish to do a short exploration in a cave, then there is another dry fall area that will provide an opportunity for another climb. After exiting the canyon, we will see two different overlooks then descend past The Muffins to return. Meet at Red Rock Casino for an 8:00am departure or meet the coordinator at the Cowboy Trails parking lot on Hwy 159 at 8:15am for the start of the hike. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Friday, November 9th, Kraft Mountain Balloon - Moderate; 5.5 miles; 1000’ elevation gain; class 2 and 3 scrambling; moderate pace; 8:00 AM – We begin at Red Springs Picnic area and hike the trails over and up 5 Stop. Then its down on trails and sandstone to Lower Gateway wash. Use of hands is required to get down several boulder sections in the wash. As we circle Kraft Mountain, we hike the trail back to the cars. Depart Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Friday, November 9th, Potosi Climbers Alcove - Strenuous, 6-7 miles, up to 1800’ elevation gain, 7:00 AM We hike into Potosi Canyon #3 for the strenuous climb up to Climber’s Alcove.  The trail leaving the canyon bottom is very steep, may have some minor exposure.  We will leave from the gas station on 159 & 160 at 7:00 AM.  Coordinator – David Hardy 

Saturday, November 10th, Hollow Rock Peak (5960’) – Moderately strenuous, 5 miles, 1300’ vertical, Class 2 scramble, 8:00 AM. From the Mountain Springs Trailhead, we’ll bypass Heartbreak Hill altogether and head east for a mile on the undulating pole line road. The arduous climb starts here as we drop into the canyon and ascend the steep wash up to the ridgeline. Come home across the top of the ridge and descend Big Horn Berm. Depart the Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM with a courtesy stop at the #160 gas station around 8:15 AM. Coordinator - Michael O’Connor

Saturday, November 10th, Rubber Ducky Yucca – Easy, 4 miles, 400’ elevation gain, leisurely pace, 8:30 AM – We will meet at the gas station on HWY 159 at 8:30 AM and then drive to the trailhead. This Joshua tree has been singled out by hikers and bikers alike to hold many donated rubber duckies strung from its branches. Occasionally, someone removes them, so it depends on whether we are lucky enough to see the tree full. Coordinator – Ron and Sandi Hindmarch

Sunday, November 11, Grand Circle Loop - strenuous, 11 miles, 800’elevation, 8:00 AM- A traditional trek that circles the “inner” beauty of Red Rock Canyon. Beginning at the Visitor Center, the trail climbs to the White Rock Hills Trail then connects to Sandstone Quarry and finally passes Calico 2 and 1 to finish the loop. Meet at the Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM or the RRCNCA Visitors Center by 8:15 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Sunday, November 11th, Bird Spring Stair Climb - Moderately Strenuous, 5 miles, 1000’ elevation gain7:30 AM - The hike begins at Late Night Parking, crossing under Hwy 160, after about a half mile, turning left we leave the trail.  Most of the hike will be off trail and climbing a steep ridge to the east.  Once on top, we will explore and eventually drop down into a canyon which will take us back to the trail and Late-Night parking. There will be some very steep climbing through loose gravel.  Meet the coordinator at the gas station at the intersection of Hwy. 159 and 160 at 7:30 AM. Coordinator - David Hardy

Monday, November 12th, Calico Hills - High Moderate; 6 miles; 1200' elevation gain; Moderate pace, 8:00 AM - We will begin at the fee booth parking lot in Red Rock Canyon NCA and do an out and back hike to Sandstone Quarry using the old Grand Circle Trail on the way out and the newer Grand Circle Trail on the way back. There is minimal easy moderate scrambling involved on the old trail. Meet at the Red Rock Casino for an 8:00am departure or meet the coordinator at the fee booth parking lot for the 8:15 am start of the hike. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Tuesday, November 13thNorth-South Traverse, Valley of Fire - Strenuous, 6 miles, 2400 ft gross gain, Class 2, 7:30 AM - From White Domes up and down the high ridge to the visitor’s center. It is a point to point hike, so car shuttles are needed.  We will depart the NE corner of the Sun City Summerlin Pinnacle Community Center parking lot at 0730 AM. The Pinnacle address is 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd and is an easy off and on to the 215. Those meeting at the Lucky Club, organize yourselves and leave at7:50 AM. We’ll all reassemble at the Valley of Fire visitor’s center at 8:50-9:00 AM. Coordinator – Brian Dodd

Tuesday, November 13th, Calico 1 and 2 OB – Easy to moderate, 4 miles, 500’ elevation, light scrambling, 9:00 AM – The hike starts at the Red Springs Picnic Area in Calico Basin. The beginning of the trail climbs up a rocky road and then drops down and around the southern end of the Navajo Sandstone of the Calico Hills. We hike our way over to Calico 1 and then Calico 2. Pacing will be leisurely. Depart Red Rock Casino at 9:00 AM.  Coordinators – Ron and Sandi Hindmarch

Wednesday, November 14th, Oak Creek Loop - Moderate, 6 miles, 800’ elevation gain, 8:00 AM - We’ll have great views of this colorful escarpment area as we make our way back up into Oak Creek Canyon to the landmark break spot known as the Trail/Wash Junction. The route will complete the loop as it circles around the other side of Potato Knoll and crosses Oak Creek in two places. Meet at the Oak Creek pull-off which is 1.5 miles beyond the Red Rock Scenic Loop exit at 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Thursday, November 15th, Fern Canyon - Moderately Strenuous; 6 miles; 900' elevation gain; Moderate pace; 8:00 AM - This out and back hike begins at the Pine Creek Trailhead off the Scenic Loop. There will be a lot of moderate scrambling as we climb up to the waterfall at the end. The climb to the top of the waterfall is best described as a 3rd class effort. Meet at Red Rock Casino for an 8:00am departure so that we can carpool around the Scenic Loop. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Friday, November 16th, Windy Peak – Moderately Strenuous, 5 miles, 1600 ‘elevation gain, class 3 scrambling, 8:00 AM –Located along the top of the Red Rock Escarpment Ridge, this peak has great views. We tackle Heartbreak Hill to the ridge and hike along the ridge trail up and down to the sandstone. Class 2-3 scrambling takes us all the way up to the peak with one section of exposure. We return to the top of Heartbreak Hill and then take the burnt ridge back to the cars. Depart Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM. Those meeting at the gas station need to organize themselves and drive to the trail head at 8:15 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Friday, November 16th, Slots of Fun - Easy, 4 miles, 400’ elevation gain, 8:00 AM - We begin at the mile 4 parking  lot for White Rock Canyon Trailhead off highway 93 across the dam bridge. A short hike back up the road about a half mile will drop us into the slot canyons.  Cameras welcome. Leave from the Fiesta Henderson at 8:00 AM. Coordinator - David Hardy.   

Saturday, November 17th, Boneshaker Hill/ Echo Canyon - Moderately Strenuous; 6.5 miles; 1200' elevation gain; Moderate pace; 8:00 AM - This loop uses the Cowboy Trails Trailhead and starts with a bang. Boneshaker Hill is, at first, steep then, at last, long. At the Boneshaker sign, we will turn to hike over to the top of Echo Canyon then make the scrambling descent back to the cars. Meet at Red Rock Casino for an 8:00am departure or meet the coordinator at the Cowboy Trails parking lot on Hwy 159 at 8:15am for the start of the hike. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Saturday, November 17th, Muffins – Moderate but at a leisurely pace, 4 miles, 900’ elevation, 8:30 AM - Even though this is a moderate hike, our pace will be slow to make sure all make it. The Muffins is a conglomerate limestone/dolomite rock formation that gives us great views of Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Valley. The trail does have several uneven, rocky sections. Depart the Red Rock Casino at 8:30 AM. Coordinator – Judy Warner

Sunday, November 18th, Kraft Mountain Loop – Moderate, 4 miles, 600’ elevation gain, class 2 and 3 scrambling, 8:00 AM –We begin at the dirt lot at the end of Sandstone Drive in Calico Basin. The trail goes up 5 Stop Hill and descends to Lower Gateway. We encounter fun class 3 scrambling in several boulder sections in the canyon. We make the loop around the east side as we hike back to the cars. Depart Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Donald Sanborn

Monday, November 19th, Northern Calico Scramble - High Moderate Scramble; <4 miles; <1000' elevation gain; Moderate pace; 8:00 AM - This high moderate scramble will take us up to the lower Calico II Overlook then up to Calico II Peak. From there, we will take the wash scramble down to the main Calico Tank. Minimal route exposure will be involved. Next, we will climb Mass Production Wall to the tanks and descend the west route. On the return, we will take a side trip to the arch. Meet at Red Rock Casino for an 8:00 AM departure so that we can carpool around the Scenic Loop. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell 

Tuesday, November 20thNorth Peak (Sandstone) - 8 miles, 2500' vertical, Strenuous, 8:00 AM - Depart Willow Springs trailhead heading up the Red Rock Wash to the turnoff for the assent trail to North Peak.  Descend from the Peak using the Clark Wash that runs parallel and next to the ascent trail.  Back to Willow Springs via Rocky Gap Road.  Depart Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM.  Coordinator – Mark Z

Tuesday, November 20th, White Owl Canyon – Easy, 4 miles, 400’ elevation, leisurely pace, 8:30 AM – Starting from the Old Marina, the trail walks along the shoreline of Lake Mead. We pass where the Las Vegas Wash drains into Lake Mead as we hike over to the entrance to White Owl Canyon. We hike under two tunnels then take our break before returning to the cars. Depart the Fiesta Henderson at 8:30 AM. Coordinators – Ron and Sandi Hindmarch

Wednesday, November 20th, Calico Basin Loop – Moderate; 5 miles; 700’elevation gain; 8:00 AM – The trail begins where the wash crosses the road. We take a series of trails up to Peak 3844 and catch the ridge to connect to trails to the east side of Kraft Mountain. We take a series of trails back to the picnic area and hike up another connector trail and down to the Calico Basin Trail which takes us back to the cars. Depart Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez
Thursday, November 22nd, The Crags - Moderate, 5 miles, 1000’ elevation gain, 8:00 AM - We start from Blue Diamond following the Landmine Trail which we will leave to climb slowly up to the top of the ridge into an area of crags.  Then we follow the ridge at a moderate pace back to Blue Diamond. We meet at the gravel parking area just past the bridge in Blue Diamond at 8:00 AM.  If coming from Red Rock Casino, you will leave there at 7:30 AM. Coordinator - David Hardy.

Friday November 23rd, Beyond Mouse’s Tank - Moderate, 3.8 miles, 700’ gross gain, class 1-2, 7:30 AM. From Mouse’s Tank, N then E to the Fire Canyon wash, up and over rocks and back west to Mouse’s tank itself. We will depart the NE corner of the Sun City Summerlin Pinnacle Community Center parking lot at 7:30 AM. The Pinnacle address is 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd and is an easy off and on to the 215. Those meeting at the Lucky Club, organize yourselves and leave at 7:50 AM. We’ll all reassemble at the Valley of Fire visitor’s center at 8:50-9:00 AM. Coordinator – Brian Dodd

Saturday, November 24th, Mountain Springs Loop - Easy moderate; <4 miles; 500' elevation gain; Easy pace; 8:30 AM - This loop route begins at the Mountain Springs Pass Trailhead but does not climb Heartbreak Hill! It travels around taking in some of the points of interest in the Mountain Springs area such as agave roasting pits, two of the springs, an old car in the weeds, a cave and two miniature horses! Meet at Red Rock Casino for an 8:30am departure. If you wish to meet at the gas station (159 & 160), there will be a courtesy drive by at 8:45am. The hike will start at the Mountain Springs Pass Trailhead no earlier than 9:00am. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Sunday, November 25th, First Creek - Easy, 4 miles, 9:00 AM - We will be hiking to an area of Ponderosa Pines near the mouth of the canyon, normally found at much higher elevations.  Allow 25 minutes if coming from the Red Rock Casino and meet at9:00 AM at the First Creek parking area on SR 159. This is 2 miles past the Scenic Loop exit from Red Rock Casino. Coordinator - David Hardy.

Sunday, November 25th, Liberty Bell Arch/Colorado Overlook OB – Moderate/Moderately Strenuous, 5.25 miles, 1400’ elevation, 8:00 AM – Located across the new bridge in Arizona, this hike offers plenty of scenery. Starting from the new trailhead parking lot, the route starts down White Rock Canyon, and then veers north to pick up the trail to the arch. With significantly rolling terrain, it passes an old manganese mine and the appropriately named arch, then reaches the break point on a ledge high above the Colorado River. We will depart from the Henderson Fiesta at 8:00 AM. West side participants should depart Red Rock Casino at 7:20AM. Coordinator – John Ward

Monday, November 26th, Hidden Canyon - Moderately Strenuous; 6.5 miles; 1100' elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous pace; 8:00 AM - This loop is located at the Buckskin Cliff Shadows Park located west of 215 at Cheyenne Ave. The hike is all bike trail and passes a large cave, a hidden canyon, and much desert terrain. We will push the pace to 2.5 mph. Meet at the Buckskin Cliff Shadows Horse Park by the restrooms for an 8:00am start of the hike. (Email Kay the day before for more detailed directions to the trailhead, if needed.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Monday, November 26th, Five Slots Loop in Valley of Fire – Moderate, 5 miles, 300 ft gain, easy-moderate pace, 8:00 AM -This is a joint hike with the Sierra Club. Hike is off trail over sandstone with a little scrambling. Meet at 8:00 AM at Aliante Casino, or 9:00 AM at Valley of Fire Visitor Center. Coordinator - David Morrow.

Tuesday, November 27, Hidden Peak (6308’) – Strenuous, 8 miles, 2300’ vertical, mild Class 3 near the peak, 8:00 AM. From the Mountain Springs Trailhead, ascend Heartbreak Hill and head for Mountain Springs Peak, our high point of the day at 6641’. Drop into the canyon and make the final scrambling ascent to the destination summit. Depart the Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AMwith a courtesy stop at the #160 gas station. Coordinator - Michael O'Connor

Wednesday, November 28th, Dale’s Trail/SMYC OB - Moderate, 5-6 miles, 700’ elevation, 8:00 AM. This combo begins at Pine Creek and then connects to Dale’s and then SMYC as we hike to an overlook. This is another scenic hike along the escarpment. It’s all trail but there are some uneven sections. After a break, we return to our cars. Depart Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM. Coordinator-Lettie

Thursday, November 29th, Escarpment Rim Loop - Strenuous; 10 miles; 2150' elevation gain; Moderate pace; 8:00 AM - This loop route starts up Heartbreak Hill from Mountain Springs Pass Trailhead and climbs over Mountain Springs Peak. From there, the route continues around the rim of the escarpment with views of Calico Hills and various escarpment canyons along the way. The descent is along a nice horse trail that will take us all the way back to the cars. Meet at Red Rock Casino for an 8:00am departure. If you are meeting at the gas station (159 & 160), please leave there on your own at 8:15am. The hike will start at the Mountain Springs Pass Trailhead no earlier than 8:30am. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell

Friday, November 30th, New Las Vegas Overlook Loop – Moderately Strenuous; 6-7 miles; 1400’elevation gain; class 2 scrambling; moderate pace; 8:00 AM - Using Boneshaker to get to the Overlook will get our heart rate going. Then we continue up to the Overlook passing the weather apparatus. After our break, we hike back to Fossil Ridge, and then go down Echo Canyon where we encounter class 2 dry waterfalls. Depart the Red Rock Casino at 8:00 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

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