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Old 09-19-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Looking at the Red Rock section from the Hiking around LV site. I find it odd that they did not include the hike to the top of the Red Rock escarpment. I wonder if this area has just been forgot over the years or does the park officials discurage people hiking up there these days.
They may be tired of rescuing people.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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They may be tired of rescuing people.
From what, being to tired to hike back down. The route i took in the early eighties required no technical climbing.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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From what, being to tired to hike back down. The route i took in the early eighties required no technical climbing.
I'd have to look at the map at the exact place you're talking about, but Search & Rescue is called out to Red Rock frequently for people who climb the rocks and don't realize that going up is fairly easy...coming down, not so much. I don't know if there is a trail to the escarpment. Since it became a National whatever they have made a lot of changes. When I first started going there in the 60s there was one dirt road in. It was basically the second half of the present loop road. It followed the Willow Springs Trail over the mountain and came out on the Lovell Canyon Rd, which takes you to the Pahrump Highway on the other side of Mountain Springs Pass.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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I'd have to look at the map at the exact place you're talking about, but Search & Rescue is called out to Red Rock frequently for people who climb the rocks and don't realize that going up is fairly easy...coming down, not so much. I don't know if there is a trail to the escarpment. Since it became a National whatever they have made a lot of changes. When I first started going there in the 60s there was one dirt road in. It was basically the second half of the present loop road. It followed the Willow Springs Trail over the mountain and came out on the Lovell Canyon Rd, which takes you to the Pahrump Highway on the other side of Mountain Springs Pass.
Thats how you get there. You follow the old Parump road "Willow Springs Trail" until you get to the top of the summit. From the summit hike east up to the ridge line and follow it down. You will end up on top of a sheer rock face with a 800' drop that is the end of Pine Creek Canyon. From there go north and you will find rock bridge to cross over and you will be on top of the escarpment on top of Icebox Canyon. What a view from there. There is also a natural hole in the rock face and there is a pond where the rain water collects and it looks very deep and the water is always cold. Sometimes you can see the reflection of the water off the afternoon sun from the Red Rock Loop road. There is also a hidden forrest of pine trees about 3 acres in size.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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That's how you get there. You follow the old Pahrump road "Willow Springs Trail" until you get to the top of the summit. From the summit hike east up to the ridge line and follow it down. You will end up on top of a sheer rock face with a 800' drop that is the end of Pine Creek Canyon. From there go north and you will find rock bridge to cross over and you will be on top of the escarpment on top of Icebox Canyon. What a view from there. There is also a natural hole in the rock face and there is a pond where the rain water collects and it looks very deep and the water is always cold. Sometimes you can see the reflection of the water off the afternoon sun from the Red Rock Loop road. There is also a hidden forest of pine trees about 3 acres in size.
I always wanted to go up there but never got a round tuit. Too many other distractions in Red Rock...too little time.
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:04 AM
 
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I would upload pics for all to see but I dont have a scanner.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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Haven't studied it but this claims to be the trail to the escarpment. But they refer to it as Red Rocks, instead of Red Rock, so I wonder if they know where they are.

Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rocks, Escarpment Route
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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Haven't studied it but this claims to be the trail to the escarpment. But they refer to it as Red Rocks, instead of Red Rock, so I wonder if they know where they are.

Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rocks, Escarpment Route
I already looked at the map. Its just a trail that starts at Willow Springs and ends near Bonnie Springs that follows along the base of the escarpment.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Default Topos showing Mountains

Here is the set of topos showing the local ranges and peaks...

http://www.donohueteam.com/Realtor/Mountains/index.html

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Old 09-28-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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There is also Mt Potosi which was named after the Mexican city of San Luis Potosi. This is on the way to Parumph. There are some TV and radio antenas on top of this one as well. If you are in the southwest you can occasionally see them. The turn off is right before you hit the small mountain community on the way over the hump. It's a nice area but is not nearly as big or well laid out like Mt Charleston.

I know one of the mountains due north is called Snow Mountain. I believe it is the one that is usually covered with snow during the winter hence the name but I also believe there is something on top of that mountain as well as occasionally if the sun is hitting it the right way there is a reflection.
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