5 Lesser-Known Las Vegas Hikes
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From the red-streaked canyons of Red Rock to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Charleston, it’s no secret that the Las Vegas valley and surrounding area is filled with spectacular scenery right in our backyard. But have you ever spent a day out on these five lesser-known trails?
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Historic Railroad Trail

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The four-mile Historic Railroad Trail hike in Boulder City is an educational journey that takes you through old railroad tunnels used transport material for the construction of the Hoover Dam. Plus, with beautiful blue Lake Mead as your backdrop, this hike is hard to beat.

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Redstone Scramble

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An hour and a half outside of the city, the Redstone Dune Loop Trail is a mini-vacation worth taking. Looking like Red Rock National Park but hosting far less visitors, hikers are free to climb all over the hundreds of nooks, crannies, and caves without many crowds. Rock climbers rejoice!

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White Domes Trail

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Spend a day meandering through the canyons of White Domes Trail at the Valley of Fire. Almost looking air-brushed, the canyon walls aren’t the only site to see. You may even stumble upon the remnants of a 50-year-old movie set along the way.

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River Mountain Hiking Trail

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With the city to one side and Lake Mead on your other, the River Mountain Hiking Trail is one for the books. During this switchback-filled hike it’s pretty typically to see bighorn sheep grazing near by, and once you reach the overlook, there is a spectacular view of Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano.

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Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs

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Debatably the most fun of the hikes on our list is the Goldstrike Canyon Hot Springs hike. Requiring ropes to get through parts of the rugged terrain, this rigorous hike opens up into mini hot spring pools before finally widening into the Colorado River with a unique view of the Hoover Dam form down below. Mingle in the meeting point of the warm hot spring and the cold Colorado for a tantalizing treat.

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WARNING: Be mindful of the days you choose to hike. Some of the trails can get extremely hot during the summer months and are sometimes closed due to heat. Be sure to always take plenty of water.

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Happy hiking! What Las Vegas hikes do you love?
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