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Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
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Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead

Sandstone Quarry Trailhead is closed for Summer 2017 and is being refurbished with additional parking and other amenities. When the cones are finally gone, I'll get new photos.

The Sandstone Quarry Trailhead is located along the Scenic Loop Road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 50 minutes west of Las Vegas.

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 Sandstone Quarry Road (Site 874), which is about 0.75 miles past Mile Marker 2. Turn right onto Sandstone Quarry Road and drive north for 0.1 miles to the parking area (Site 0136) at the end of the road. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

Sandstone Quarry Trailhead

The Sandstone Quarry Trailhead Parking area serves two hiking trail systems. From the north end of the parking area, the northbound trailhead serves the Turtlehead Peak, Calico Tanks, Calico Hills Loop, and Grand Circle trails, as well as the route to Gray Cap Peak. From the southeast corner of the parking lots, the southbound trailhead serves the Calico Hills and Grand Circle trails.

The parking area also serves a number of off-trail hikes, sandstone cliffs, and several miles of moderate to difficult hiking.

Trails: Grand Circle Trail, Turtlehead Peak Trail, Gray Cap Peak, Calico Hills, Calico Hills Loop, Calico Tanks.

Sandstone Quarry Trailhead Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Northbound Trailhead
Southbound Trailhead
Information Sign at Northbound Trailhead
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Northbound Trailhead
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Northbound Trailhead
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Restrooms
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Parking
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Stones at the Quarry
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Southbound Trailhead (view towards Calico 2)
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Southbound Trailhead
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Southbound Trailhead
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Crowded parking lot an a sunny weekend day
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Crowded parking lot an a sunny weekend day
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Crowded parking lot an a sunny weekend day
Sandstone Quarry Trailhead
Crowded parking lot an a sunny weekend day

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
0136 Sandstone Quarry Parking 36.16225 115.44935 639478 4002858 4,370 Yes
0519 Charleston at Scenic Loop Entrance 36.13161 115.42048 642131 3999501 3,681 Yes
0855 Scenic Loop Entrance Station 36.13252 115.42282 641918 3999598 3,682 Yes
0874 Scenic Loop Rd at Sandstone Quarry 36.16050 115.44823 639582 4002665 4,280 Yes

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