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RuvichaBeats the Strip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2009


Tired of the Strip? Head to Red Rock Canyon NCA, go up Turtlehead, look down on Las Vegas and smile, knowing you're in a better place.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 9:12 pm

montanachrisThe best part of my trip to Vegas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2012


The contrast of terrain to my home in the Southern Appalachians was very refreshing...I only wish that I could've hit up a couple more summits in the area.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 11:41 pm

milbucksfansFirst peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011
My wife and I made this our very first mountain hike and our first peak as well. Got a bit lost on the descent but still an extraordinary day!
Posted Feb 21, 2012 10:57 pm

jonnollJog up Turtlehead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2010
Jogged up to the top and ran back down.
Posted Feb 11, 2012 12:16 am

philadendronFun and great views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006


Nice scramble up the wash to the ridge. Great views.

Again on 1/7/08, with dramatic clouds and snow at the top.

Again on 6/11/10, with my sister to "welcome" her new husband to Vegas.

Again in 2012 with some friends.

Again on 11/15/14 as part of loop of Red Cap, Grey Cap, and Turtlehead. I approached Turtlehead from Brownstone Basin and slogged up the back to reach the summit.

Again on 11/22/14 as part of a loop of Red Cap and Turtlehead.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 2:44 pm

byatesStuck in Vegas, found someything to do.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2011


Snowed the day before, about 4" near the summit, nice little hike when needing a hike while stuck in a hellhole like Vegas.
Posted Dec 14, 2011 11:43 pm

EKassanIt's a summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005


How sad that this is the only peak in Red Rock with an official trail to the summit ... it also happens to be one of the most boring.
Posted Dec 5, 2011 11:19 pm

LincolnBXmas escape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2010


Escaped for the morning from Christmas with the in-laws in Vegas. Nice hike -- apparently the only non-technical peak in Red Rock so sees a lot of use. Tried scrambling up First Canyon a few days later but got stuck near the top.
Posted Dec 3, 2011 9:32 am

jtellisFirst of two peaks on the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011


I got a late start on the day, as it was almost noon when I began. When I saw the amount of cars at the parking area (nearly the entire lot was full) I almost turned around...but I'm glad I didn't. While I didn't get a chance to enjoy solitude, it seems that more than 90% of people barely make it beyond the first hundred yards of the trailhead. I passed less than a dozen people on the way up, and even had the summit to myself for about 20 minutes before a couple more people joined me. Great views in all directions -- and, unlike the view from (most of) the Springs, I had a clear view of Lake Mead. One or two short sections of fun, easy scrambling and worth the trip. I'm sure it's best enjoyed midweek, early in the morning (I don't think you could pay me to do this on a weekend). Up in 1 hr. 15 min. and down in 45 min., then off to White Rock Spring Peak.
Posted Oct 28, 2011 10:57 am

hightineraryEscape from Las Vegas  Sucess!


I hiked it twice in April 2001.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 7:38 am

MissHNot sure when I did this  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2009


This is a favorite hike of mine at Red Rock.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 12:26 am

calipidderFrom Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2009


Fun peak, glad to finally have a chance to do this one.
Posted Mar 13, 2011 7:59 pm

BigPond1Fun little desert scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


This is a good way to get a quick desert peak to start off a day. Head out real early and beat the crowd.
Posted Dec 16, 2010 9:04 pm

robot oneFeeling lonley?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010

robot one

try walking up this hill on a sunny saturday morning for a meet and greet. LOTS of peoples and dogs.
Posted Dec 13, 2010 9:33 pm

jmatthysSandstone Quarry Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2008


Good early morning hike to start my day
Posted Oct 22, 2010 9:06 pm

MarmadukeNice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010


A little overcast but great views of the end of Southern Red Rocks.
Posted Apr 21, 2010 1:37 am

VaslerGreat ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008


In my opinion, Turtlehead is the outstanding landmark of Red Rock. Maybe that's blasphemy but the fin of a mountain is alluring and visible from most of Las Vegas. It's a steady hike up a wash then a dash to the peak. Near the top I suggest moving toward the South side and observing the almost perfect 90 degree cliff.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 10:25 pm

Judd97Back to Vegas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010


Revisiting Vegas, didn't realize how much I missed living here. Climbed Turtlehead with two ex coworkers. Great peak!
Posted Mar 27, 2010 10:03 pm

weeds19Great Escape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2010


After three days of house hunting we finally settled on a place and were able to take advantage of an extra day in Vegas to squeeze in a hike. Great views and a busy trail.
Posted Mar 7, 2010 10:52 am

InclinerSnowy...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010


Yup did it
Posted Jan 29, 2010 7:02 pm

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