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Icebox Canyon Trailhead
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Icebox Canyon Trailhead
Icebox Canyon Trailhead

The Icebox Canyon Trailhead is hike is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 50 minutes west of Las Vegas, in the Scenic Loop Road fee area.

From town, drive out to Red Rocks. From West Charleston at Scenic Loop Road (Table 1, Site 0519), turn right and drive north for 0.2 miles to the entrance station (Site 0855). Pay the fee, then drive around the one-way Scenic Loop Road for 7.8 miles to the Icebox Canyon parking area (Site 0522), which is about 0.2 miles past Mile Marker 8. The paved parking area is spread across both sides of the road. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

Icebox Canyon Trailhead

Watch for traffic on the road, especially bike riders who might not make much noise as they careen down the road through the 15 mph zone.

The Icebox Canyon Trailhead provides access to hikes in the Icebox Canyon area, including access to the Escarpment, Icebox Canyon, and many miles of easy to strenuous hiking.

Trails: Icebox Canyon, Grand Circle Trail, Dale's Trail, Escarpment Trail, SMYC Trail.

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Hiker in crosswalk
Icebox Canyon Trailhead
One car passing another at crosswalk in 15 mph zone!
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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
0522 Icebox Canyon Trailhead 36.15036 115.48320 636454 4001491 4,288 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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