La Madre Spring

Las Vegas, Nevada 89164

La Madre Spring

La Madre Spring Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike is a good wildlife viewing opportunity. You may see bighorn sheep, deer, and other wildlife in the vicinity of La Madre Spring, which has been improved to provide a better source of water for wildlife.

Walk up the Rocky Gap Road, an unsigned jeep road that begins at the end of the pavement. Just after crossing the wash, turn right at an unsigned fork. A more interesting way to reach this junction is to walk up the wash to the south of the road. After the fork, stay on the main road, which stays left (west) of the wash. Numerous unsigned roads branch off on either side. The road ends at a small dam, and a footpath leads up the creek to the spring. Bighorn sheep and other wildlife rely on the water from this spring. This is also a good place to observe bighorn sheep, in season. You’ll have the best chance of seeing bighorn sheep, as well as other wildlife, if you remain quiet while hiking."

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Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A day hike in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offering an opportunity to view bighorn sheep and other wildlife. Walk up Rocky Gap Road, an unsigned jeep road that begins at the end of the pavement. Just after crossing the wash, turn right at an unsigned fork. A more interesting way to reach this junction is to walk up the wash to the south of the road. After the fork, remain on the main road, which stays left (west) of the wash. Numerous unsigned roads branch off on either side." Read more

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9/22/2012
Easy trail and good for hiking with your dog. The hike up the trail is typical Red Rock desert, but once at the Spring it is very pretty and worth the hike.
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3/6/2007
Nice trail with lots of wildlife when we went. Can get a bit warm as there is very little to no shade on the trail itself. Bring water. Watch for the Bighorn sheep up in the cliff crevases. There were also tortoises, horned owls, lots of lizards, and the occasional small sanke. Beautiful landscape.
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3/15/2005
This trail was actually 3.3 miles round trip. It wasn't too diffcult, my five year old did it with little complaint. It's pretty much all up hill to the spring. The spring actually feeds a small pond. A small dam was built in 1968, blocking the small stream. The pond is probably 20' maybe 25' around and only 2'-3' deep. I'm told that water is present year round. I thought the hike was fairly decent.
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Trail Information

Las Vegas
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Local Contacts
USGS: La Madre Mountain
Local Maps

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Dec 2018