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Calico Hills

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Take the turn off before the entrance to Red Rock Park and enjoy the diverse desert colors and a few really nice trails with cool colorful rock formations. Not as diverse as Red Rock and far fewer hiking options, but a good choice to avoid...More

1  Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

If you want to avoid the often crowded and pricey Rex Rock Canyon take the Calico Basin turn off. You find a smaller version that's free. You can still do some amazing hiking in some spectacular rock formations and a short boardwalk around some natural...More

3  Thank Mike O
Reviewed March 7, 2018

There are LOTS of hiking trails here, and several natural springs that create habitat for birds and lizards and frogs and more, and it is FREE. Plus the Calico Hills road is just 2 miles from the quite expensive entry fee Red Rock Conservation Area....More

2  Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We were originally excited to go hiking at Red Rock Canyon but the line of cars to get in was extremely long. We decided to take the Calico Hills exit where lots of cars were turning. There are parking lots where we hiked from. We...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Beautiful Geologic Rock Formations. Excellent hiking with many trails for all levels of fitness. terrific scenery to just enjoy or have a picnic.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed January 15, 2018

I spent a fair amount of time in this area, rock climbing, and hiking among the sites - so was able to observe people over the course of six or seven hours. It's a nice place to visit. Plenty of families came by, and one...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We came here to climb and plan on returning numerous times. It’s warm, easily accessible, has great views, and has oodles of climbing !!

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Right in the Red Rock Canyon are several giant Red Rock Mountains that are known as the Calico Hills. They are a beautiful deep red color caused by iron in the sandstone. Unskilled climbers can make short climbs in this area and hike on a...More

Thank jfarlam
Reviewed August 26, 2017

We enjoyed the views of Calico Hills. The red rock formation is beautiful. Since we visited this time in mid August when it was hot out, there were very few people on the trails or climbing.

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Reviewed April 5, 2017

As another traveler noted, we also ended up hiking in the Calico Hills after driving through Red Rocks and not finding a parking spot near any of the trails. It's free to enjoy and had plenty of parking on a Tuesday morning in March. We...More

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Response from Tiffany K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of a ghost town at Calico Hills but I can't vouch for all of Red Rocks.