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Located northwest from the Red Rock Canyon Trail this moderate difficulty 2.2 mile trail traverses gray limestone and the area's red and tan sandstone.

From the upper White Rocks Springs parking lot take the trail north across the wash, and up the hill. The Keystone Thrust Trail "Ts" off the La Madre Springs loop to the right, approximately 1/4 mile from the parking lot. Take the right fork up the stairs to where it joins an old jeep road, continue uo hill to the left. The trail traverses a low ridge, heads down into a small canyon, onto the Keystone Thrust Fault where the gray limestone meets the red and tan sandstone.

Please Note: Carry water, at least one gallon per person per day in the summer. Wear appropriate footwear suitable for hiking and a hat. Watch the weather, mountain thunderstorms can cause flash flooding in the canyons and nearby washes.

Directions: From Las Vegas, Travel ten miles west along State Route 159. Once at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center turn northwest onto a paved road. Continue on the paved road until the Upper White Rock Springs parking lot.

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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