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Blue Tree Loop Trail Map - in progress
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area, Lee Canyon

The Blue Tree Loop Trail Map is a 7.6-mile loop that starts from the Sawmill Trailhead along Lee Canyon Road and runs out to the northeast, crosses Lee Canyon Road into a deep wash, and returns back up the wash. I've not hiked this trail between Waypoints 13 and 66, but the map is accurate (USFS maps confirmed using aerial photos) except in the area between Waypoints 62 and 63 where the trail is not clear on aerial photos (but the trail runs up the canyon). Waypoints 59 through 66 were chosen for strategic directions at places where the trail is visible on aerial photos.

Blue Tree Loop Trail Map

Note: Roads are black (solid = paved; dashed = unpaved). Trails and routes are red (solid = main; dashed = adjacent or alternate). Map based on USGS 7.5 minute topo map, which may have red grid lines and various numbers. North is at the top. Grid is UTM NAD27 CONUS. Wilderness Areas (boundaries solid green, fill light green) based on BLM data.

Table 1. Hiking Coordinates and Distances based on GPS Data (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download hiking GPS waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Wpt. Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (ft) Point-to-Point Distance (mi) Cumulative Distance (mi) Verified
01 Sawmill Trailhead 621985 4023976 7,591 0.00 0.00 GPS
02 Trail Junction 621948 4023991 7,589 0.03 0.03 GPS
06 Trail Junction 622074 4024204 7,593 0.18 0.21 GPS
05 Trail Junction 621861 4024286 7,657 0.25 0.46 GPS
13 Trail Junction 622156 4025080 7,553 0.89 1.35 GPS
48 Trail Junction 622164 4025079 7,551 0.01 1.36 aerial photo
59 Ridgeline 622774 4026042 7,129 1.05 2.41 aerial photo
58 Enter Old Road 623201 4026111 6,919 0.57 2.98 aerial photo
57 Exit Old Road 623284 4026112 6,919 0.06 3.04 aerial photo
56 Enter Old Road 624248 4027130 6,575 0.94 3.98 aerial photo
55 Dirt Parking Area 624653 4027029 6,529 0.27 4.25 aerial photo
60 Enter Lee Cyn Road 624700 4026874 6,581 0.10 4.35 aerial photo
61 Exit Lee Cyn Road 624614 4026747 6,608 0.09 4.44 aerial photo
62 Trail Junction 624504 4026359 6,591 0.27 4.71 aerial photo
63 Exit Wash 622378 4023948 7,339 2.15 6.86 aerial photo
64 Cross Lee Cyn Rd 622349 4024256 7,402 0.23 7.09 aerial photo
65 Cross Dirt Road 622319 4024306 7,398 0.04 7.13 aerial photo
66 Trail Junction 622168 4024216 7,431 0.13 7.26 aerial photo
06 Trail Junction 622074 4024204 7,593 0.07 7.33 GPS
02 Trail Junction 621948 4023991 7,589 0.21 7.54 GPS
01 Sawmill Trailhead 621985 4023976 7,591 0.03 7.57 GPS

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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