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Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
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Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Entering the parking area

The Oak Creek 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 to Oak Creek Canyon Road (Site 0530), which is at Mile Marker 12.15 (0.15 miles past Mile Marker 12). Turn right onto Oak Creek Canyon Road and drive west for 0.7 miles to the parking lot at the end of the road (Site 0531). Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead

The Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead provides access to hikes in the Oak Creek Canyon area, including access to the Escarpment and many miles of easy to strenuous hiking on the flats and in the canyons.

There are two trailheads here: the Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead and the Arnight Trailhead. The Oak Creek Trailhead is located at the southwest corner of the parking area, and the Arnight Trailhead is located at the northeast corner of the parking area.

Trails: Oak Creek Cutoff Trail, Oak Creek Canyon Trail, Wilson's Pimple Loop Trail, Escarpment Trail, Arnight Trail, Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail, Knoll Trail.

Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Oak Creek Trail System Trailhead (view SW)
Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Oak Creek Trail System Trailhead
Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Arnight Trail System Trailhead (view N)
Arnight Trail System Trailhead
Arnight Trail System Trailhead
Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Arriving at trailhead parking area
Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Oak Creek Trailhead (view N)
Oak Creek Canyon Trailhead
Toilet and Arnight Trailhead (view NE)
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Beginning of Oak Creek Trail (view SW)
Arnight Trail System Trailhead
Don't stay too late - fines are steep!
more to come ...

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
0530 Scenic Loop Rd at Oak Creek Rd 36.11673 115.45622 638940 3997798 3,804 Yes
0531 Oak Creek Trailhead 36.11081 115.46549 638116 3997128 3,905 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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