Calico Tanks Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.3 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr+
Elevation Gain: 420 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: $15
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

Experience the vibrant colors of Red Rock Canyon with a pawsome hike on the Calico Tanks Trail. Your furry friend will absolutely love trekking through the red and white sandstone bluffs. With the blue sky as a backdrop, this trail provides unparalleled scenery. And since it’s not very long, it’s a great option if you have two legged children in tow.

Calico Tanks Trail begins at the Sandstone Quarry Trailhead. Not too far into the hike, you will pass the old Excelsior Stone Quarry. Stop to read the infurmation panel so you can learn about the former quarry industry. As you continue down the wide gravel path, be sure to follow posted signs since there are a couple junctions for other trails. About a half mile into the hike, the trail narrows and turns into a dirt path that runs through a canyon of colorful sandstone. Be sure to paws and admire the furrific rock formations and small pools of water.

The last section of the trail has a couple staircases that have been carved into the sandstone. Your pup should be able to handle them without a pawblem. As you get deeper into the canyon, the rocks change to a gray hue. Once you make it to the top of the trail will see a decent size pool of water. Snap a photo with your pal before heading back down the canyon.

A day pass for Red Rock Canyon costs $15.00 per vehicle. If you live in the area, consider purchasing an annual pass for only $30.00 per person. Then you and your doggo can come back and explore the other furrific trails this park has to offer. Remember to always have plenty of water on hand, this place can get pretty hot. And don’t forget to carry some clean up bags and pick up after your beloved pet. Above all else, have a puptastic time hiking with your furry BFF!

Trail Features
Loose Terrain, Rocky, Steep Inclines, Desert
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
November - February: Open from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

March: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
April - September: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
October: 6 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Address
1000 Scenic Loop Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89161
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Address
1000 Scenic Loop Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89161
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM