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Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Cloudy day (view SE
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Line 'em up to get the "we were here -- isn't this great" photo

Overview

Travelers need a scenic place to stop the car, get out, line everyone up, and take the "we were here -- isn't this great" photo. For Red Rocks, the Scenic Loop Road Highpoint is that place.

Views to the south are spectacular. Facing downhill (south), Turtlehead Peak (to the left) towers above the landscape. Below Turtlehead are the red-and-white sandstone Calico Hills. More due south is Blue Diamond Hill, a mountain of limestone. To the right are are the Wilson Cliffs: the grand Red Rock escarpment.

The natural view is to look downhill, but don't forget to turn around and look up at the limestone La Madre Mountain Range, which towers above the entire landscape.

Scenic Loop Road Highpoint is located about 4.7 miles around the 13-mile Scenic Loop Road, and at 4,780 feet, this really is the highest point on the road.

Scenic Loop Highpoint
Calico Hills during summer (view SE)
Scenic Loop Highpoint
Red Rock Cliffs on a hazy summer afternoon (view SSW)
Scenic Loop Highpoint
Calico Hills during summer (view SE)
Scenic Loop Highpoint
Parking area and La Madre Mountain Range (view N)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Calico Hills (view SE)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Las Vegas through the gap Calico Hills (view SSE)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Blue Diamond Hill (view S)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Cottonwood Valley and Wilson Cliffs (view SSW)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Wilson Cliffs (view W)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Wilson Cliffs (view SW)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Wilson Cliffs and White Rock Hills (view NW)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
La Madre Mountain Range (view N)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Rainy day (view NW)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Rainy day (view NW)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Cloudy day (view SE)
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint
Cloudy day (view SSW)

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