Turtlehead Peak

Location Red Rock Canyon




Turtlehead Peak trail starts at the Sandstone Quarry Trailhead. Turtlehead Peak is one of the most popular hiking spots in Southern Nevada due to it’s close proximity to Las Vegas. The peak features sweeping views of Las Vegas, the La Madre Mountain Range, Red Rock Canyon and Blue Diamond Hill.

Turtlehead Peak is a stunning example of older limestone rock that’s been thrust above younger sandstone layers, part of a series of thrust faulting events that occurred throughout western North America 65 million years ago.

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.

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