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Wilson Homesite
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Pine Creek Trail
Pine Creek Trail
Hiker at the foundation of Horace Wilson's house (view W)

Overview

In the 1920s, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilson homesteaded Pine Creek Canyon. They built a home, planted a big garden and orchard, and ran cattle. They lived here for about 10 years, but with increasing age, eventually moved to Las Vegas.

Only the foundation of the house, an old apple tree, and the garden plot remain. Except for yerba santa, the garden still is mostly clear of shrubs after all these years.

The Wilson homesite is located along the Pine Creek Canyon Trail, some 0.80 miles west of the trailhead. For details of getting to the old ranch, see the description of the Pine Creek Trail.

Wilson homesiteConcrete and stone entrance gate to Wilson Ranch (view W) Pine Creek Trail
Turnoff from Pine Creek Trail to the Wilson homesite (view W)
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Front porch slab (view S)
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House and cellar (view SE)
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View from the front porch (view E)
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Horace Wilson's house (view E)
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Horace Wilson's house (view NE from garden area)
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Garden area (view W)
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Old apple tree (view W)
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Lots of Blue-eyed Grass, a member of the Iris family
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Hiking down Pine Creek Trail (view E)
Pine Creek TrailHiking down Pine Creek Trail (view E)
Pine Creek
Foundation (view SW)
Pine Creek
Foundation (view SW)
Pine Creek
Foundation (view SW)
Pine Creek
Foundation (view W)
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Foundation (view SE)
Pine Creek Trail
Foundation (view E)
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Foundation (view E)
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Horace Wilson's garden in foreground (view E)

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