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Posted by: jakinnan | May 23, 2011

Hiking Las Vegas’s Red Rock Canyon

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It was a beautiful spring morning just west of Las Vegas in Red Rock Canyon. I chose the White Rock loop trail. The trail is six miles long. However, if you choose to visit the La Madre springs this will extend the trail another mile. I started at 730 am on April 19th and it was 56 degrees. I chose this trail with the chance to see bighorn sheep. I did not see any sheep. However, I saw a rabbit and a bunch of little lizards.  I did visit the La Madre springs which is a little pool that someone dammed up in the sixties. The water very clear and very cold. The first three and a half miles on the north side of White Rock mountain had a variety of trees, shrubs, boulders, and cactii. There were a few parts of the trail that were difficult to hike. On the south side of White Rock mountain was more of am arid desert landscape. There were numerous cactii, tumbleweeds, and lots of little lizards. This part of the trail was a little easier to hike. I returned to the parking lot at 11 am and it was 72 degrees. It took me three and a half hours to hike this seven mile loop. Not bad for a flatlander.

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  1. they are beautiful pics and great experience !


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