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Turtlehead Peak!

I started from the parking lot at 6:15am. Was too hot by 8, as soon as I started the ridge climb and was out of…

Turtlehead Peak

Awesome hike! Definitely got a bit too hot for our dog, but all of us enjoyed it.

Treacherous Turtlehead

Treacherous Turtlehead is what I’m going to call this trail. Looks can be deceiving with a lot of scrambling and uncertainty of the marked (unmarked)…

Turtlehead Peak

Nice trailhead with ample parking if you get there early. The trail is easy to follow and well marked until about 2/3 way up the…

Turtlehead Peak Run

Ran this with my husband this morning. Started just after 6AM. It was cool and beautiful!

Turtlehead Peak run

Trail was fine. Good technical run. Under 2 hours car to car with my wife.

Level 1 of 6

This is my first Mt challenge. I’m from the east coast  so hiking here in Las Vegas is a whole different beast. The past year…

Turtlehead Peak Father’s Day 2022

Delilah and I took advantage of an unseasonably cool June day to cross off Turtlehead early. Trail was well marked but still easy to loose…

Turtlehead or bust

Great hike to start out the challange. Started at 0600 and finished in just under 3 hours. Towards the top the trail is hard to…

Early Start on Turtlehead

Started our first hike of the Las Vegas Six-Pack bright and early by arriving at the gate right when they open at 6:00am. We hit…

No Turtles on Turtlehead

Nice and easy quick hike in the Red Rock Canyon. Started at 6am to beat to heat and we were done by 9:30am. Trail is…

Checked off #1, Turtlehead!

Before I hit the trail I read multiple reviews saying that it’s easy to lose the trail. There are a lot of markers (spray paint…

Turtlehead

Start time: 8:02a Start temp: 58* End temp: 67* Moving time 3h24m 4.7 miles 1,969 elevation gain

Turtlehead Peak

Fun hike out in Red Rock. All Trails said it would take about 3 1/2 hours but it can be easily completed in about 2…

Turtlehead Peak

Amazing views at the top. Short 4-4.5 hr. out and back hike. I personally will never do this one again. All the loose rock at…

Turtle head peak trail

We did this hike early,  before the sun started beating hard.  It was breathtaking with cool breezes every now and then. However,  at mile 2,…

1 of 6 peaks done!

It was a nice high 60s Saturday morning when we started our hike.  One should definitely be prepared with the elevation gain because I had…

Turtlehead Peak- Red Rock

Great overview of Red Rock Conservation area from a different point of view and views of the Las VEgas Metropolitan area.

Turtlehead Peak trail

It was fun. I did it with my daddy and his friend,  Boz. I saw lots of desert flowers.  Lots awesome view.

Turtlehead Peak

Started at 6:20am as soon as the gate opened to the park.   Nice cooler morning with shade coming from the peak. The trail is rough…

Should have bought hiking poles…

Should have brought poles like experienced hikers recommended to me at my fitness level. Left early to take advantage of mountain’s shade on way to…

Turtlehead Peak

Sunny blue skies, a little hot (85), but it felt good.

Redrock

Beautiful surround scenery redrock whiterock

Turtlehead Peak

Great weather. Lots of folks out enjoying the trail.

Okay so if this is the easiest…

I lost the trail several times going up but managed to get back on track. Lots of gravel/scree. The top 1/5 mile or so of…

Bonanz… er… Turtlehead :)

I originally planned to hike Bonanza today, but the road was closed at Cold Creek… turns out they had a “bee issue”?? https://mobile.twitter.com/GoMtCharleston/status/1520518593317810176?cxt=HHwWgMCt0djm-5kqAAAA So I…

Turtle Trio Hike

Did this hike 2 years ago and it was much tougher this time than I remember! Also, I’m a little more out of shape than…

Turtlehead Peak

Beautiful hike, amazing views! Great start to the challenge, not too difficult. Was a bit chilly when I went due to the wind but overall…

Turtlehead Peak

Got started at 8:30 am. Make sure to start this one early as there is not much shade. Easy hike up the wash for the…

Turtlehead peak

it was perfect weather, started in the 60’s mostly shaded on the way up. Trail was very easy to follow going up but had a…

I got a Turtlehead

We got started at about 6:30am. Hadn’t been there before and missed the trailhead, then had to park about 1.5 miles away and hike back…

I like turtles

We wanted to knock this one out before it gets too hot. The trail was easy to follow on the way up, we saw a…

Turtlehead peak

We saw a friendly black beetle and a friendly little lizard.

Made the climb

Perfect weather for this hike – it’s gets too hot in the summer months. The incline is REAL, 1,900 foot elevation gain. Not too many…

We’re training for Mt. Blanc

Perfect day in Vegas!  Sunny, 70 degrees with a nice breeze when we needed it. And we needed it!  It was definitely a technical hike…

Turtlehead Peak

I took the hike with my grandson. While there is the warning that the trail is strenuous, I found out my mind may think I…

Turtlehead Peak

This was my first of six peaks. The hike was fun, but already pretty hot out. There were some wildflowers blooming along the trail. The…

1st Peak Down, Turtlehead Peak

It was a warm but beautiful day out. It started off sun shining then became partly cloudy towards the end of our hike. It got…

Turtlehead Trek

1 hike down – 5 to go! Turtlehead Peak, although not the toughest, is one of my favorite in Vegas for the top views! I…

First of Six Peaks

Beautiful hike.  A very strenuous and technical trail.  You are basically climbing 2k feet within 2.3 miles. Very much worth the hike though.  Took our…

Davie’s Hike

Perfect weather for this hike today. Completely sunny trail with a few spots of some light scrambling. The climb was not bad at all, but…

Turtlehead and Loop

Took the standard sign-posted route to the peak.  However, on the return to the saddle went down right to Brownstone Canyon (bushwhacking), along to the…

Turtle Head Peak Never Dissappoints

The trail starts off with a nice gradual incline to get you warmed up before the real elevation climb starts.  Once you hike past the…

Turtlehead Peak

This is a great hike to work up a sweat and see some amazing views of the valley! Recommend getting there when the park opens…

No Turtles Here! ;) ;)

7/5/2021 – Peak 3 of the Las Vegas Six Pack of Peaks Challenge Turtlehead Peak, 4.5 miles in 2hrs 59min (including stops for pictures and…

Turtlehead Peak

short one but a lot of fun. middle section was a bit tough, steep and rocky and a little hard to follow at times. there…

Turtlehead Peak

Fun trail but beware! if you want to get an early start, the park doesn’t open until 6 a.m. and as of Jan 21, 2021,…

Traversing Turtlehead

This was the first peak we attempted and it was the perfect one to start with! The trail is not bad but the majority of…

Turtlehead Peak February

This is a really hard hike. It is very rough and does not have carved out switch backs like the hikes in San Diego. I…

Turtlehead Peak

First things first, you need a reservation for the Red Canyon scenic bypass if you want to access this trailhead (unless you arrive between 6-8…

Turtlehead Peak

We summit Turtlehead Peak on Valentine’s Day. The hike itself is not bad, but the gusts that way made it a challenge. It was a…

Turtle with snow

The upgrades to the trail are great!  Much easier to find the trail than in years past. The recent snowstorm left its mark on the…

Turtlehead Peak in a Snow Storm!

Incredible. Beautiful. Stunning. While I do not advise hiking this with 2′ of snow, while it’s snowing, this was one adventure I will never forget.…

It burns soooo good!!????

This was an awesome hike and a great start to the  challenge for what’s to come ahead! We started the hike just before 6:30am to…

What’s that burning?!

Such an awesome hike! My wife and I started the hike just before 6:30am just because we knew how busy that area is. From the…