Best Hikes with Dogs Las Vegas and Beyond  by Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett

Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond Guide Book

by Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs Las Vegas and Beyond  by Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett
Whether your dog is new to proper trail etiquette, an experienced trail companion, or a senior dog who likes easy strolls, Kimberly Lewis and Paula Jacoby-Garrett have selected hikes that are sure to delight every type of dog owner and their four-legged friends. The authors offer more than 20 years of combined hiking experience with their own dogs, and they look at the land through canine-centric eyes. Most of these trails are uncrowded, and include some shady respites-if not water, too-to help keep your dog cool in extreme Nevada conditions. Ranging from short day hikes to extended backpacking trips, most trails are located in the Desert National Wildlife Range, Lake Mead and Spring Mountains National Recreation Areas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and Valley of Fire State Park. Also included is a Trail Finder chart that lists hikes by terrain, difficulty for dogs, leash regulations, and more.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond" Guide Book
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The Arrowhead Trail is a short loop that takes you and your dog between two red sandstone hillsides to a great view of the open desert valley, and then to Elephant Rock, a popular rock formation. Yo ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
Traveling along the bluffs above Las Vegas Wash, this hike is all about the scenery. The well-defined trail takes the hiker from the mouth of Las Vegas Bay up the Las Vegas Wash, ending at the top of ...
Henderson, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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When it comes to longer hikes at Mount Charleston, most think of the Mount Charleston loop trail. Although lesser-known, the dramatic Bonanza Trail is definitely worthwhile. Under foot and paw: Dirt a ...
Las Vegas, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 32
Who says all the beautiful red sandstone is at Red Rock Canyon? The Bowl of Fire trail takes you from a seemingly ordinary wash to unusual red Aztec sandstone formations. The area didn’t get its name ...
Henderson, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
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Boy Scout Canyon is one of the reasons why hiking in Lake Mead National Recreation Area can be so wonderful. Few people know about this trail, so it is just the place to get away from it all. It offer ...
Boulder City, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
This hike is a favorite for hiker and dog alike. The plant and wildlife di­versity, as well as the views along the trail, keep the hike interesting. Your dog will enjoy moving from deep forests to a r ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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This trail is just fun, fun, fun. It is in a beautiful sandstone area with a lot of twists, a little bit of scrambling, and an enjoyable amount of diversity in the plant life that will keep your dog w ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
If your dog likes the water, this is a quick trail with easy access to the lake. The hike is a short jaunt down to Lake Mead for some dog pad­dling, with the added bonus of great views. Just west of t ...
Henderson, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The Cathedral Rock Trail is a moderately strenuous hike to the top of a 1000-foot limestone rock face, so this hike is only recommended for fit dogs that can handle a substantial elevation gain in a s ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
With a decent elevation change and some fantastic views, the hike to Cave Spring is a challenge, but worth the work. Your dog will be excited when you get to the end of the trail and discover a water ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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The diversity of this hike keeps it fun and entertaining for dogs as well as their owners. The beginning portion of the hike has historical signifi­cance, with a memorial. From there it’s off to a w ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
This peaceful hike follows a wash down to a couple of cottonwood trees, from which the spring got its name. Your four-legged friend will be sad to learn that the spring is usually dry. However, it is ...
Henderson, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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If you and your dog loved the White Rock Canyon hike, you will find this hike just as spectacular and enjoyable. The general characteristics of both hikes are similar, but this canyon is a bit narrowe ...
Henderson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
Who can resist a hidden waterfall and pool nestled among the trees? This heavenly spot is a favorite for hiker and dog alike. The trek to the falls is across open desert and is an area of choice for t ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This is truly one of the best hikes in this area, and one that can be done over and over. Besides being a nice casual hike through the woods, it has a spring and a narrow canyon area to explore. There ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
Unconformity, where rocks that are 1.7 billion years old are found layered next to rocks that are about 520 million years old. The rocks on the right side of the historical site are 1.7 billion-year-o ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Gass Peak offers solitude, a challenging trail, and excellent views of Las Vegas, the Sheep Mountains, the Las Vegas Range, and the Spring Moun­tains Range. This hike is an exciting change from popula ...
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
This hike is one where you can really get out and hike without meeting many people. This trail passes rocky areas, dense trees, meadows, and a high mountain peak. The fun for you and your pet is the t ...
Las Vegas, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
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Do you and your dog love Mount Charleston but hate the crowds? If so, give Hidden Forest a try. This trail begins in open desert and climbs up into the pines, ending at an old log cabin and spring whe ...
Las Vegas, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
Off the beaten path, Horsethief Canyon has a bit of everything. It is remote and offers a seasonal spring, wildlife, and some rock scrambling. What more can a dog want? Depending on the season, the ...
Henderson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
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