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Willow Springs Trailhead
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Willow Springs Trailhead
Willow Springs Trailhead
Northbound trailhead

The Willow Springs 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 0519), turn right onto Scenic Loop Road 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 7.2 miles to Willow Spring Road (Site 0526), which is 0.5 miles past Mile Marker 7.

Turn right onto Willow Spring Road and drive north for 0.6 miles to the end of the pavement (Site 0181). Unpaved parking is available on both sides of the road. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

Willow Springs Trailhead
Willow Springs Loop Trailhead (southwest bound)

The Willow Springs Trailhead provides access to hikes in the Willow Springs area, including access to Native American rock art, springs, seasonal waterfalls, many miles of easy to strenuous hiking, and a pretty rough dirt road. There is a nice picnic area here too.

The Willow Springs Trailhead Parking area serves four trailheads. At the north end of the parking area, Rocky Gap Road serves northbound hikers. At the northwest corner of the parking area, the Petroglyph Wall Trail runs across the wash. On the west side of the parking area, a small sign announces the Willow Springs Loop Trail. At the southeast corner of the picnic area, the Willow Springs Loop trail runs south past the Rock Art Exhibit.

Trails: Willow Springs Loop Trail, Petroglyph Trail, White Rock Loop Trail, Waterfalls Canyon Route, Upper Lost Creek Falls, La Madre Spring, and La Madre Miner's Cabin.

Willow Springs Trailhead
White Rock Loop Trail, Waterfalls Canyon Route, Upper Lost Creek Falls, La Madre Spring, and La Madre Miner's Cabin, Rocky Gap Rd
Willow Springs Trailhead
White Rock Loop Trail, Waterfalls Canyon Route, Upper Lost Creek Falls, La Madre Spring, and La Madre Miner's Cabin, Rocky Gap Rd
Willow Springs Trailhead
Rock Road Gap sign (view NW during summer)
Willow Springs Trailhead
Rock Road Gap sign (view NW during summer)
Willow Springs Trailhead
Hiking trails trailhead sign (view NW during summer)
Willow Springs Trailhead
Sign at start of Rocky Gap Road (view NW during summer)
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Willow Springs Loop Trail, west side
Willow Springs Trailhead
Willow Springs Loop Trail, west side
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Willow Springs Trailhead
Petroglyph Trail
Willow Springs Trailhead
Petroglyph Trail
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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
0181 Willow Springs Picnic Area 36.16104 115.49798 635106 4002654 4,575 Yes
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
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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