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Calico 1 Trailhead
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Calico 1 Trailhead
Calico 1 Trailhead

Calico 1 Trailhead is located along the Scenic Loop Road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 30 minutes west of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out to Red Rocks. From West Charleston at the Scenic Loop Road (Table 1, Site 519), turn right and drive north for 0.2 miles to the entrance station (Site 855). Pay the fee, then drive forward and turn right onto the Scenic Loop Road. Pass the turnoff to the Visitor Center and drive north for 1.1 miles to the first paved parking area, which is on the right (Site 0523). Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to Trailhead Map.

Calico 1 Trailhead

The Calico 1 Trailhead provides access to hikes in the Visitor Center and Calico Hills areas, including access to the sandstone cliffs and several miles of relatively flat walking.

Trails: Calico Hills Trail, Calico Hills Loop (to Red Spring), Grand Circle Trail, Moenkopi Hill, Visitor Center Loops.

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Calico Hills Trail System Sign
Calico 1 Trailhead
Calico Hills Trail towards Calico 2
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Calico Hills Trail towards the Visitor Center
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Calico Hills Trail towards Red Spring
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Calico Hills Trail towards Calico 2
Calico 1 Trailhead
Connector Trail towards Moenkopi Hill Loop Trail

Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (N) Longitude (W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (feet) Verified
0519 Charleston at Scenic Loop Entrance 36.13161 115.42048 642131 3999501 3,681 Yes
0523 Calico 1 Parking 36.14595 115.42991 641256 4001078 3,995 Yes
0855 Scenic Loop Entrance Station 36.13252 115.42282 641918 3999598 3,682 Yes

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