Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Horseback Riding

The 21st most popular equestrian trail in Nevada.

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Northwest of Las Vegas in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Cottonwood Valley Multiple Use Trail System has miles of challenging horseback riding trails in the foothills of the Spring Mountains through Joshua Tree forests. The trail system carved by wild horses consists of several loops totaling 65 miles. Don't miss the Hurl Trail (5 miles), the Mustang Trail (9 miles) and the Old Spanish Trail (12 miles).

To reach the horseback riding trails at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area from Las Vegas, head south on US15 to Blue Diamond Road (SR160). Head west on Blue Diamond Road (SR160). Continue past the intersection with SR159 on SR160 for about 4 miles to the trailhead parking area on the left near milepost 17. The trail loops are on both sides of the road.

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Overall, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is the 21st most popular horse trail of all 24 horseback rides in Nevada. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area including Bristlecone Pine Horse Trail, Charleston Peak / Northand South Loop, Toiyabe Crest Trail, Pine Creek Trailhead, Pasco Canyon Trail and Logandale Trail SystemMonitor Valley Trail.


Local Contact(s):  BLM (702) 515-5350; Nevada Tourism (800) NEVADA-8; Cowboy Trail Rides (702) 387-2457

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Breakfast Restaurant:  Mr. Luckys, Las Vegas

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  36.01241, -115.42102

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

ID:  22661


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