Afoot and Afield Las Vegas and Southern Nevada  by Brian Beffort

Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada Guide Book

by Brian Beffort (Wilderness Press)
Afoot and Afield Las Vegas and Southern Nevada  by Brian Beffort
Afoot & Afield Las Vegas & Southern Nevada features more than 100 trips within a three-hour drive of the Las Vegas Strip, including popular destinations such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Death Valley National Park, and Mt. Charleston. It will also help you discover places you might not have heard of, such as Anniversary Narrows, Arrow Canyon, Bowl of Fire, and the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness. The book showcases the diversity of the region’s resources, from the geological wonders at Red Rocks to the rare life forms surviving in Mojave National Preserve to the ancient rock art found along the canyons and in the caves where prehistoric people lived. Trips range from for an easy stroll to challenging treks in the rugged desert backcountry and include distance, time, elevation change, difficulty rating, and trail-use notes.

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Trails from the "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 101.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 101.

Tall, narrow slot canyons are common in the canyon country of Utah and Arizona, but there are few in Nevada. Arrow Canyon, 3 miles long and at places only 20 feet wide and 400 feet deep, is one of the ...
Moapa, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
This ancient and beautiful oasis is home to 24 species found nowhere else on Earth. Highlights of the refuge include Point of Rocks Springs, Crystal Reservoir, Peterson Reservoir, the refuge headquart ...
Death Valley Junction, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Here you’ll find soothing warm springs, endangered fish, and ancient rock art. From the car, hike the short 30 feet to the springs. This burbling spring, as well as the entire Pahranagat Valley that ...
Ash Springs, NV - Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 1
Although relatively unknown now, the Big Rocks Wilderness and the larger North Pahroc Range promise to become more popular with hikers. You’ll see why, as you explore the many crevices, crags, formati ...
Hiko, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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The view from Black Mountain, the highest point in the North McCullough Range, is sure to clear up anyone’s chronic claustrophobia. On clear days, you will be able to see Spirit Mountain to the south; ...
Henderson, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Sitting literally across the street from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area, Blue Diamond Hill is the orphan twin of its more spectacular sibling to the west, but it should not be discounted. ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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The Black Canyon along the Colorado River south of Hoover Dam is a jagged, rugged wonderland of volcanic rock. Boy Scout Canyon takes you on a tour of some of the most beautiful geology the region has ...
Boulder City, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
Named after the fabled Incan lost city of gold, the Eldorado Mountains have been some of the richest mining areas in Southern Nevada. Spanish adventurers were said to have discovered gold in these hil ...
Nelson, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This hidden wonderland of geology between Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead National Recreation area is great for hiking, climbing, or just enjoying the surroundings. Vehicle: HC/4WD.
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking
The strikingly beautiful eroded cliffs of this state park will thrill everyone in your family. Six hiking trails, ranging in distance from 0.15 mile to 7 miles, offer a variety of sights and distances ...
Panaca, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
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Here you can explore the rugged geology and diverse plants on high Mojave Desert mountain slopes. Vehicle: Passenger car.
Essex, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This is the lowest, driest, and hottest place in the Western Hemisphere, home to endangered fish and an amazing sense of space and scale. Vehicle: Passenger car.
Furnace Creek, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Take this scenic drive to a breathtaking view over Death Valley, with an optional short hike up Dante’s Peak. Although it’s neither a long hike, nor the most secluded part of the park, Dante’s View is ...
Furnace Creek, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
Take this hike for a self-guided interpretive hike into colorful geologic history. Layers in the canyon walls tell of mountain ranges that have long since washed away and of an ancient lake that depos ...
Furnace Creek, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Grapevine Peak is part of the “Nevada Triangle” of Death Valley National Park and within the 44,000 acres of Nevada wilderness designated by the 1994 California Desert Protection Act. The view from th ...
Stovepipe Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Mosaic Canyon is a wonderful trail for the whole family because the attractions begin almost immediately out of the parking lot. Look on the ground as you hike the first steps toward the mouth of the ...
Stovepipe Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Death Valley National Park is the driest place in the United States, but that doesn’t mean there’s no water. A few springs like the one at Salt Creek bubble forth here and there in the valley, and whe ...
Stovepipe Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
This trip takes you through a surprising and remote labyrinth of slot canyons in the Black Mountains of Death Valley. Eons ago, the many rocks in the walls of the canyon were part of the Black Mountai ...
Furnace Creek, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Pack a picnic, strike your best Lawrence of Arabia pose, and spend a few hours exploring these shifting sand dunes in the heart of the largest national park in the Lower 48. The soft lines of the dune ...
Stovepipe Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This short, steep hike from Titus Canyon leads to soaring views over the Amargosa Range and Death Valley. Thimble Peak is also near the boundary between Great Basin plant communities to the north and ...
Stovepipe Wells, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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