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Lost Creek Trailhead
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Lost Creek Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead

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

From town, drive out to Red Rocks. From West Charleston at the Scenic Loop Road (Table 1, Site 519), turn right onto Scenic Loop Road and drive north for 0.2 miles to the entrance station (Site 855). Pay the fee, then drive around the one-way Scenic Loop Road for 7.2 miles to Willow Spring Road (Site 526), which is 0.5 miles past Mile Marker 7. Turn right onto Willow Spring Road and drive north for for 0.2 miles to a large paved pullout with restrooms on the left side of the road (Site 527). Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

Lost Creek Trailhead

The Lost Creek Trailhead provides access to hikes in the Willow Springs area, including access to Native American rock art, springs, seasonal waterfalls, and many miles of easy to strenuous hiking.

Trails: Lost Creek Trail, Children's Discovery Trail, SMYC Trail, Upper Lost Creek Falls, Willow Springs Loop Trail, White Rock Loop Trail.

Lost Creek Trailhead Lost Creek Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead
Children's Discovery Trailhead (winter)
Lost Creek Trailhead
Children's Discovery Trailhead (spring)
Lost Creek Trailhead
Children's Discovery Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead
Restroom and accessible parking
Lost Creek Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead sign
Lost Creek Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead sign
Lost Creek Trailhead
Willow Springs 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
0526 Scenic Loop Rd at Willow Spring Rd 36.15609 115.48918 635906 4002118 4,441 Yes
0527 Lost Creek Trailhead 36.15744 115.49285 635573 4002262 4,474 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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