Hiking Red Rock’s Ice Box Canyon in Nevada

The Trail: Ice Box Canyon – Red Rock Canyon Near Las Vegas
TrailHead: Ice Box Canyon Road Pull Off
Distance: 3 Miles Round Trip
Time: 2 – 3 hours

Ice Box Canyon


  1. Take Charleston Rd out of Las Vegas Heading West.
  2. Turn into Red Rock Canyon
  3. Follow Scenic Loop to the 8 Mile Marker

The Hike:

Red Rock’s Ice Box Canyon features a Seasonal Waterfall and is about a 3 mile Hike.

The trail to the canyon is rated at moderate, but it has a few moments that are on the strenuous scale. Make sure you use caution if you try to get up to the second pool towards the seasonal waterfall.

From the parking lot, the trail heads down across a wash and up toward the canyon. The trail’s pretty well defined but there are a few spots that are a little tricky.

Once you get into the canyon the trail, you will start to make your way through and over some pretty large boulders, as it continues upstream. The official trail ends at a large pine tree in the bottom of the canyon, but a short distance beyond that there is a pool filled by a seasonal waterfall

Return to the parking lot by backtracking. [3 miles, moderate]

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