Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Ice Box Canyon - Member Hike

Hike Name: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Ice Box Canyon
Country: United States
State: Nevada
Nearby Town: Las Vegas
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: W. Charleston Blvd is the most direct route to Red Rock Canyon NCA from the “Strip,” however there are a series of signals and traffic can be slow. You should allow 25 minutes drive time from the “Strip.”
Total Hike Distance: 2.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Ice Box Canyon Trailhead
Trails Used: Ice Box Canyon Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: Bureau of Land Management
Contact Information: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
HCR 33, Box 5500
Las Vegas, NV 89124
(702) 515-5350
(702) 363-6779 (fax)
Best Season: Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: From the parking lot, the trail heads down across the wash and up the other side toward the canyon. The trail is well defined as it leads you up the side of the canyon for approximately 1/4 of a mile. It then drops into the bottom of the canyon. From this point the trail becomes a route over or around boulders as it continues upstream. The official trail ends at the large ponderosa pine tree in the bottom of the canyon (2. 5 miles round trip). To reach the upper pool filled by a seasonal waterfall, be prepared for some tricky wall scrambling, and a 3 mile round trip. Return to the parking lot the same way.

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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Ice Box Canyon - March 29, 2008 Trip Report March 29, 2008 4 stars 2 hours, 30 minutes Shooternick
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Ice Box Canyon - March 28, 2007 March 28, 2007 3 stars 3 hours BirdShooter

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