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Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

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Beautiful hike!

This was a moderate hike with a great pay off. The worst part of the 3.75 mile round trip hike to... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Worth the time and heat exposure!

Solo hike from Petroglyph trail head took about 4 hours round trip. Glyphs are absolutely stunning... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Sarah B
Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

This was a moderate hike with a great pay off. The worst part of the 3.75 mile round trip hike to the petroglyphs is the last waterfall. We spent about 2.5 hours hiking out, viewing the petroglyphs, and hiking out. There are other trails you...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Solo hike from Petroglyph trail head took about 4 hours round trip. Glyphs are absolutely stunning. Best to go in morning when cool, if later bring plenty of water. Lots of jackrabbits and other beautiful creatures. Trail is well maintained, did not see any snakes...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed June 8, 2018

After three or four days on the Strip, I need a getaway. During past trips, I've gone hiking ar Red Rock Canyon, Mr. Charleston and the Valley of Fire -- all of which I recommend. This time (June 4) I went to see the 300...More

3  Thank jimrva
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This time I hiked and scrambled up (the last 1/2 mile or so) Black Mountain. Wind can be an issue here and there's no shade. So avoid extremely hot hours. The best access for this hike would be at the Shadow Canyon Access Point of...More

1  Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful area worthy of protection. Limited parking area which is shut down when full so arive early. There's a slippery pour over that you need to climb up and down with no good hand or foot holds so be advised. Right after that you will...More

Thank Dino S
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

This conservation area has several nice trails. Black mountain is strenuous, but the views are soooo worth it. Park Peak is a nice easier hike with great views also. But I have to say my favorite so far is the petroglyph trail. So much fun...More

1  Thank jenlen4
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

About 40 minutes from Las Vegas strip. Free. GPS sent us to wrong location, but it apparently happens often as they had printed directions. New community being developed on road that used to go right to this site. Once we arrived at the right place,we...More

3  Thank Sally T
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

We hiked Petroglyphs Trail and saw hundreds of ancient drawings. The dry creek bed is a slog, but beautiful canyon and mild rock climbing give this wilderness area 👍👍. We hiked in December, 62 and sunny was perfect weather. Friends of Sloan Wilderness group share...More

Thank reenij2017
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

You can wander around or follow trails, but the main reason to visit is the nearly 2000 petroglyphs. You won’t see them all but if you follow trail 100, you can see most of them. Unlike Valley of Fire or Grapevine Canyon (nearby in southern...More

1  Thank Dean1900
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I went on 3 hikes on this trip to Vegas, one in Red Rock, one in the valley of fire, and this one. This one was my favorite. It's such a short drive and yet such amazing views and landscape. The petroglyphs are a wonderful...More

1  Thank Jeff R
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Shauna N
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Dean1900 | Reviewed this property |
I never saw anything other than turkey vultures, although know there are many animals and birds there. And so does “google.
December 15, 2017|
Response from Dean1900 | Reviewed this property |
I only walked the trail to the petroglyphs, so I cannot say. The red rock look of Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire and Sedona did not impress itself on my memory. I hesitate to say they are not there.