Current Schedule

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


Saturday, July 1st, Mary Jane Falls – This easy to moderate hike starts off with an easy climb as it heads to the northwest. After 3/4 mile, the trail turns sharply to the right and climbs more steeply on a series of switchbacks. Near the falls, there are several sections of rock steps. This out-and-back hike is 3 miles long with a vertical gain of 920 feet. Hikers can continue around the cliff wall at the falls on a trail that leads to a large cave with a nice view of Kyle Canyon. Depart the Santa Fe at 8:30 AM.
Coordinator – Dennis Rohne


Saturday, July 1st, Trail Canyon / Fletcher Canyon - At 5.5 miles, this half trail/half canyon wash hike begins with the 2.15 mile/1500' climb up Trail Canyon. It will be a point to point hike that will require placement of cars at the Fletcher Canyon TH before we start. Add another 100' feet of elevation gain and the slippery drop through the rabbit hole at Fletcher Canyon's Obstacle Rock and we will call this hike moderately strenuous. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:30am departure. (In an effort to avoid a monsoon, start times in July will be earlier.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Sunday, July 2nd, Big Falls / Mary Jane Falls - This strenuous 5 mile hike first scrambles to the base of Big Falls. On the return, we will connect with the steep old road/trail to reach Mary Jane Falls and visit the cave. From here, we return to the cars via the newer switchback trail. The two part ascent will total 1500 feet in elevation gain. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:30am departure. (In an effort to avoid a monsoon, start times in July will be earlier.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Monday, July 3rd, Stanley B Mine & Beyond - A moderate strenuous/strenuous trek up to, then beyond the mines to the Overlook Ridge. Distance- 5 miles- Elevation gain- 2,400 FT. We’ll be off trail at times. TH- Pull-off on right after green “Rainbow” sign on Kyle Cyn Rd. Meet at the Santa Fe to depart by 8:00 AM. Coordinator David Gray

Tuesday, July 4th, South Loop 3rd Overlook - This moderately strenuous out and back hike starts at the south loop trailhead and wanders up the trail with steps and switchbacks to get to the 1st overlook after almost 2.5 miles. Leaving the 1st overlook we encounter more switchbacks as we pass by the 2nd overlook to get to the 3rd overlook where we will take our break. We return to the cars on the same trail. Distance: 6.5 miles. Elevation Gain: 2100 ft. Pace: Slower side of Moderate to Moderate. Depart the Santa Fe at 8:00am. Coordinator - Dennis Rohne

Wednesday, July 5th, Deer Creek Canyon Proper- An out/back exploratory dropping down through the pines of this high walled terrain starting at the paved pull-off on 158 for the picnic area. Rated moderately strenuous/strenuous given the uneven ground, 7-8 mile distance, and elevation loss/gain estimated at some 1,500 FT as the terrain reaches the desert scrub. Depart the Santa Fe at 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Thursday July 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


Thursday, July 6th, Lee Peak - This pseudo-peak is found on the North Loop Trail about 6 miles up from the Trail Canyon TH. The very strenuous hike is 12 miles with a whopping 3900 feet of elevation gain. After leaving the North Loop Trail, the Lee Peak Trail is arduous, at best! Fun & rewarding! Views are unique and beautiful. Moderate pace. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:00am departure. (In an effort to avoid a monsoon, start times in July will be earlier.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Saturday, July 8th, Mud/Mack Loop CW & Don Caldwell Memorial - There's nothing difficult about the Mud/Mack Loop unless 7 miles and 1200' of elevation gain is out of your wheelhouse. We will call it a moderate to moderately strenuous hike that is half dirt road and half trail. A decent moderate pace will be upheld in order to get back to the Sawmill Trailhead by 11am. A memorial get-together will be held then for one of Las Vegas' most enduring hikers, Don Caldwell, a former longtime member of our club and the Buffet Boys. Desserts will be accepted and served to honor Don's sweet tooth! Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:00am departure. (In an effort to avoid a monsoon, start times in July will be earlier.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Sunday, July 9th, Fletcher Peak via Deer Creek - This strenuous climb will add on to last month's Mummy Springs Loop with a turnaround point on top of Fletcher Peak. Using the Wild Horse Canyon to descend will change it up a little more. Totals will be 7 miles with 2300' of elevation gain. Be advised that the Deer Creek Trail ascent is a challenge, and then add the challenging last climb up to the peak. Moderate pace. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:00am departure. (In an effort to avoid a monsoon, start times in July will be earlier.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Monday, July 10th, Eagle’s Nest/Fletcher Canyon - This is a moderate hike of 6 miles with 1100 feet of elevation. The trailhead is the new Fletcher Canyon parking lot. We will do the Eagle’s Nest loop first then hike up Fletcher Canyon to Obstacle Rock. This trail 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. After our break, it’s back to the cars. We depart the Santa Fe at 7:00AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez


Tuesday, July 11th, Griffith Peak - A long strenuous hike of 10 miles with around 3500 feet of elevation gain. This is an out and back hike on the South Loop Trail to the third highest peak at 11,062'.
Depart the Santa Fe at 7:00 AM. Coordinator – Tim Borem


Wednesday, July 12th, No Name/Bonanza Loop – The No Name Trail is a non-maintained section of the old Bonanza Trail. After hiking on the Upper Bristlecone for one mile, No Name goes off to the left and climbs through a steep wash to an overlook above Lee Canyon. From the overlook, we hike a ridge to the north and take our break at the large shelter. After our break, we descend the Bonanza Trail and turn right on Upper Bristlecone. We then use a horse trail to reconnect with the trail back to the cars. Rate it moderately strenuous with a distance of 6 miles and 1200 feet of elevation gain. We depart the Santa Fe at 7:00AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez


Thursday, July 13th, Charleston Peak - To hike this very strenuous 17 mile / 5000' gain loop over the highest peak in southern Nevada, you are required to be in very good condition. The coordinator must know you from previous hikes. The route will be from the South Loop to the North Loop and down Trail Canyon for this 10 hour adventure. (A North Loop O&B is planned for September during high fall color season.) We will take a moderate steady pace making a few stops for regathering. It will be hiked as a group. This hike may be rescheduled quickly if the weather on this date is not acceptable. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 5:00am departure. Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Thursday, July 13th, Blue Diamond Canyon 4B - Avoiding the heat of the day will be one of the main objectives for this short hike into a first canyon on the south end of Blue Diamond Hill. It's not a long hike at around 3 - 4 miles but it does involve a considerable amount of scrambling in the upper section, resulting in an overall rating of moderate. There is a good chance of seeing owls in the canyon. The return will be back the same way. The main assembly point will be the gravel parking lot on the right side of the entrance road to the community of Blue Diamond just past the bridge. Starting time for the hike will be at 5:45 AM so participants carpooling from Red Rock Casino will have to leave there about twenty minutes before that. Sunrise 5:34. Coordinator - David Hardy

Friday, July 14th, 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 5:45 AM start of the hike. If anyone plans to carpool from Red Rock Casino they should leave that assembly point at 5:30 AM. If the gate of the picnic area is not open that early, there is plenty of parking outside along the road. Sunrise 5:34. Coordinator - David Hardy

Saturday, July 15th, Stanley B – The easy to moderate hike has less than 900 feet of elevation gain. Generally done as a partial loop, this 3-mile hike starts from a gravel parking area about 2.8 miles past the Spring Mountains Gateway Visitor Center on Highway 157. The hike begins as a route through drainage, but soon meets a well-defined trail that winds through the canyon and ends up at a junction below a large tree with a sign indicating the Leroy Mining Claim. This is where we take our break then turn around. Depart the Santa Fe at 8:30 AM. Coordinator – Kathy Kazi

Saturday, July 15th, Raintree/Deer Creek Ridge Loop –This is a moderately strenuous hike of 6 miles with 1500 feet of elevation. The hike uses North Loop to Raintree then passes Mummy Springs and then descends Deer Creek Ridge. This is a steep descent with some areas of scree. Pacing will accommodate moderate and above. Depart the Santa Fe at 7:00AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

Sunday, July 16th through Saturday, July 22nd –Lake Tahoe Club Trip
Sunday July 16th, Big Falls Overlook – Strenuous 9 mile out and back starting from Trail Canyon to North Loop. The turnaround point is where you can view the switchbacks on Charleston Peak and interesting geology across Kyle Canyon to Big Falls. 2800 feet of elevation gain. Moderate pace with stops along the way. Coordinator – Tony Fountain


Monday, July 17th, South Loop Excursion Up To The Meadow- Photo shoot- A traditional trek up to a beautiful area just off from Southern Nevada’s third highest peak. Rated strenuous with a moderate pace. Distance is 11 miles with elevation gain of 3,200 feet. Great 360 views. Depart the Santa Fe by 7:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray


Tuesday, July 18th, Devil's Thumb -This strenuous out-and-back hike will cover a total distance of 13 miles and gain 3,200 feet of elevation in the process. The route incorporates Trail Canyon Trail to the junction at the saddle, and then turns left on North Loop Trail to the base of the cleft ledge on the north ridge just past Lee Peak. Along the way are lots of great views of the significant peaks in the Spring Mountains and several of the interesting canyons. Depart the Santa Fe at 7:00AM. Coordinator – Tim Borem


Wednesday, July 19th, Pahrump Overlook Peak via No Name Trail- This is a strenuous 8- mile out-and-back hike that starts at the upper Bristlecone Trail, then on to No Name, and finally the Overlook. Elevation gain is 2,200 feet. Great views of the Wallace Canyon area. Meet at the Santa Fe for an 8:00 AM. Coordinator- David Gray


Thursday, July 20th, Trail Canyon/Raintree/ Fletcher Peak - This hike from the Trail Canyon car park to Raintree and from Raintree to the top of Fletcher Peak is a strenuous 9-mile out-and-back hike with just under 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Depart at 7:30 AM from Santa Fe Station. Coordinator- Stephen Newell


Friday, July 21st, Blue Diamond Ridges - This moderate early morning hike on the hill across from Red Rock Canyon will cover a distance up to 7 miles starting from the Cowboy Stables parking lot along Highway 159. How much the group does will be determined by the temperature increases during the morning. If it stays somewhat cool the destination will be the Las Vegas Overlook. Rating should be moderate or a bit more. Participants will gather at Red Rock Casino and leave for the stables at 5:30 AM. The coordinator will meet them at the stables for a 5:45 AM start to the hike. Sunrise 5:39. Coordinator - David Hardy

Friday, July 21st, Rainbow Loop- Initially it was reported that this trail above the Rainbow Community, which includes part of the South Loop, was closed due to the Carpenter I Fire. But having checked it out on several occasions for use and the fact that the area was opened up last year to Griffith Peak, there shouldn’t be an issue. Great views of upper Kyle Canyon. Rated moderately strenuous- Distance- 6 miles- Elev- 1,400 FT- TH- Fletcher Canyon Parking lot. Meet at the Santa Fe and depart by 8:00AM. Coordinator- David Gray


Saturday- July 22nd, Escarpment/Visitor Center via Old Town/Shuttle- This will be a combo trek accommodating both easy/moderate hikers. TH- Old Town School- Trails- Kyle Wash Trail-Acastus Trail- Escarpment Loop easy trek is about 4.0 miles to the Spring Mountains Gateway Visitor Center. Elevation- Drop of 750 FT- Moderate trek- Distance including the escarpment loop- Just at 7.0 miles- Elev gain- 450 FT- Shuttle parking required for the drivers- Parking lot across from the Visitor Center- Meet at the Santa Fe and depart by 8:30 AM. Coordinator- David Gray

Sunday, July 23rd, Mummy Junction - Once again, it’s up Trail Canyon. After regrouping at the saddle, we turn left and hike up North Loop. Our destination and break occurs at the tree marked with an “M” also known as the scree field used to ascend to the Tummy. This 7 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 7:00am. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez


Monday, July 24th, Devil’s Thumb – This very strenuous training hike will take us up to a corner saddle area on the North Loop ridge where you can view Kyle and Lee Canyons. It will be 13 miles with 3200 feet of elevation gain. Moderate pace. Leave the Santa Fe by 8:00 AM- Coordinator- David Gray


Tuesday, July 25th, Griffith Peak/Charleston Peak - Yes, I think we are ready. Both Peaks. We will start with Griffith Peak leaving from the South Loop Trail Head then off to Charleston Peak. After a short break we will return down the North Loop and then down Trail Canyon. This will require a short car shuttle from South Loop and base of Trail Canyon. The very strenuous hike will be 18 miles. Depart from Santa Fe Station at 7:00AM. Coordinator – Tim Borem


Wednesday, July 26th, Raintree/Wild Horse Canyon – A 6 mile hike with 1700 feet of elevation that is rated moderately strenuous. Pacing will accommodate moderate and above. We will park at the Cougar Ridge paved parking area on Deer Creek HWY and hike a spur trail to the North Loop. We will regroup at the meadow and then climb the 12 switchbacks before descending to Raintree. After our break, we hike back to the meadow and then down Wild Horse Canyon. Depart the Santa Fe at 7:00AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez


Thursday, July 27th, Cathedral Rock, Etc. - This moderately strenuous adventure on and around Cathedral Rock begins at the Echo TH. Six miles will visit Little Falls, Echo Falls, Cathedral Rock and the Manhole Cover. Elevation gain will be around 1500 feet. Moderate pace. Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:00am departure. (In an effort to avoid a monsoon, start times in July will be earlier.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Saturday, July 29th, No Name/Wallace Canyon/No Name Ridge – This moderately strenuous hike is about 5-6 miles with about 1400 feet of elevation. We begin on Upper Bristlecone to No Name then up the Wallace Canyon. After our break, we hike along a game trail and come out at the No Name saddle. Then we hike down the No Name Ridge, a rarely used ridge that has a steep descent down to Upper Bristlecone. Depart the Santa De at 7:00 AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez


Sunday, July 30th, Early Morning Circle Gypsum Hill - We will use a new trail (completed 2 years ago) just below Blue Diamond which includes beginning with a dense stand of cottonwoods, emerging into the open and around the hill and back to Blue Diamond. Easy to Moderate, 4 miles. The main assembly point will be the gravel parking lot on the right side of the entrance road to the community of Blue Diamond just past the bridge where you will meet the coordinator. Starting time for the hike will be at 6 AM so participants carpooling from Red Rock Casino will depart at 5:40AM. Sunrise 5:46. Coordinator - David Hardy

Sunday, July 30th, Avalanche Canyon & Cave Exploratory – This is a strenuous partial scramble through the canyon & scree with unique views of Charlie above and caves at the base of Kyle Canyon’s rock walls. 5 miles with 1800’ gain. Wear pants and plan for difficult terrain! Meet at the Santa Fe Casino for a 7:00am departure. (In an effort to avoid a monsoon, start times in July will be earlier.) Coordinator - Kay Blackwell


Monday, July 31st, Lower Bristlecone/Bonanza/Pine Cone Ridge – A moderately strenuous hike of 6 miles with 1500 feet of elevation. The hike begins at Lower Bristlecone and connects to the Bonanza Trail. We take our break at the junction of No Name and Bonanza. Then we hike along the scenic Bonanza Trail to the Pine Cone Ridge. This is a steep descent with some areas of scree. Depart the Santa Fe at 7:00AM. Coordinator – Lettie Gutierrez

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