Location: Las Vegas
Length, One-Way: 2.5 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 4280 feet
Maximum Elevation: 6324 feet
Best Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
From Sandstone Quarry the trail heads north over a narrow rise, in and out of a wash, then continues for a short distance along the northwest side of Turtlehead peak. Scramble up a ravine to the saddle and follow the steep ridge to the top. The trail is intermittent and composed of loose rock.
This route follows a wash north through the Calico Hills, climbs a ravine to the left of Turtlehead and follows the ridge to the top. The spectacular views are well worth the long climb. From the summit, you can see a representative sample of the Mohave Desert, which encompasses the southern tip of Nevada, most of southeastern California and a bit of western Arizona.
From Las Vegas Boulevard:
Go west on Charleston Boulevard for 17 miles. You will see a sign on your right hand side that says Red Rock Scenic Drive. Then continue on the loop road (one way) to Sandstone Quarry and park.
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