Top of the Escarpment

Las Vegas, Nevada 89164

Top of the Escarpment

Top of the Escarpment Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike leads to a 7,208-foot unnamed summit, which features excellent views of the numerous sandstone ridges and canyons that make up the Red Rock Escarpment.

The trail begins at Red Rock Summit and leaves the road to the east. It winds up around the head of a basin that drains to the west, and eventually reaches the crest of the escarpment. Now follow the ridge east-northeast to a spectacular viewpoint at the head of Icebox Canyon. From this 7,208-foot summit the view encompasses the Spring Mountains to the north, the entire Red Rock Canyon Area, Blue Diamond Mountain, the Las Vegas Valley, Lake Mead, the Mormon Mountains, and Mount Potosi. On clear days, you can see the 8,000-foot Virgin Mountains 85 miles away in extreme northwestern Arizona."

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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 to a 7,208-foot summit in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area featuring excellent views of the Red Rock Escarpment. The trail begins at Red Rock Summit and leaves the road to the east. It winds up around the head of a basin that drains to the west, and eventually reaches the crest of the escarpment. Now follow the ridge east-northeast to a spectacular viewpoint overlooking Red Rock Canyon. From this 7,208-foot summit the view encompasses the Spring Mountains to the north, the entire Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, Blue Diamond Mountain, the Las Vegas Valley, Lake Mead, the Mormon Mountains, and Mount Potosi." Read more

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Trail Information

Las Vegas
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
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