Ice Box Canyon
Ice Box Canyon is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Are.
Icebox Canyon Trail leads into one of the deep, narrow canyons in the Red Rocks cliffs to a seasonal waterfall. The canyon rarely gets full sun, resulting in perennially cool conditions, hence the name. Seasonal streams form the waterfall create pools that remain into the summer, helping to sustain a variety of trees, bushes, Yucca and Cactus. Icebox is a short hike that combines hiking and bouldering up the wash. I also took SMYC Trail to extend the hike.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: Over one million people each year come to experience Red Rock Canyon’s 195,819 acres of desert beauty, towering sandstone cliffs and abundant wildlife. Scramble across fossilized sand dunes, climb sheer rock walls, or just enjoy the scenic beauty along the road. Rock climbers always dot the cliffs in this world-class climbing area.