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A good climb

For this trail, you have to walk and climb a little bit. You have to jump up and down on the rock... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Your efforts will bring you great rewards!!

We chose to hike this hike based off of time available and views offered. It is a 2.5 mile hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna Q
Rensselaer, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago

For this trail, you have to walk and climb a little bit. You have to jump up and down on the rock a little bit on one or two tight spots. It is a good 2 hours exercise. It is worth when you can sit...More

Thank davidswl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to hike this hike based off of time available and views offered. It is a 2.5 mile hike rated as moderate with about a 500' ascent. The trailhead is at the Sandstone Quarry parking lot. The trail has some rock scrambling near the...More

Thank Anna Q
Reviewed July 14, 2018

There are many trails in Red rock Canyon Recreation Area, and so I consulted with the guide at the Visitor Center for some advise on which trail to hike. And based on my time availability, he recommended Calico Tanks trail. It turned out to be...More

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a great hike, not too difficult for most people in decent shape...you can make it more challenging by trying different peaks once you get past the tanks.

Thank maranck
Reviewed June 1, 2018

My wife and I are in shape but not avid climbers/hikers, so we tried Calico Tanks and found it to be perfect! The trail is well-marked and you can wander left and right up into the rocks for a more challenging (and picturesque) hike if...More

Thank C3410EZjohnf
Reviewed April 19, 2018

This is a great trail! It didn't feel that long before you get to the tank (pool of water). On the way up, there will be some rock scrambling required if you stay on the trail. If you feel adventurous, in many parts of the...More

Thank JJAACCKK2004
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite hike in Red Rock. The colors are just beautiful and because it is cooler in the canyon here, much more blooming plants and wildflowers abound. It truly is gorgeous. Minimal crowds compared to Calico Hills. If you only have time for...More

Thank sjworldtravels
Reviewed April 1, 2018

I would argue that this hike was beautiful the entire time! The landscape changes some from the start to the end it's looks different enough going in and coming out to keep things interesting! Most of the trail was easy with some trickier rock scrambling...More

1  Thank katyydid
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

I did this short hike with my twelve year old son and we both loved it. It was a joy to see him enjoying something other than video games😆

1  Thank jenlen4
Reviewed February 11, 2018

This trail has a little of everything: flats, climbs, "stairs", hand-over-hand scrambling. The rewards are the two "tanks" and the view of distant Las Vegas at the end. The trail sometimes splits but rejoins, so just keep proceeding upward. If you come to what looks...More

2  Thank Monarch949
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Stephen L
April 11, 2017|
Response from Stephen L |
Nope. 2 miles round trip, I discovered.