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Located northwest from Las Vegas this moderately difficult trail provides users with opportunities to experience a scenic canyon trail.

Fletcher Canyon Trail gently meanders through pinion and ponderosa pines, manzanita, and mountain mahogany. A variety of cacti can be seen while traveling through the canyon. The trail makes an easy ascent up to a peaceful spring where wild roses, ferns, and elderberries thrive. The more adventurous hiker can continue up the canyon another half mile to the end. Those wearing shorts may wish to be cautious of stinging nettle along the way. After one quarter of a mile it becomes necessary to do some light rock scrambling to reach the end of the canyon. The water flows in the upper end of the canyon in the springtime during the snow melt. At one place it runs down a "chute" carved in the rock by water erosion.

Directions: From Las Vegas, Travel north on U.S. Highway 95. Take State Route 157 west to Kyle Canyon. Drive .45 mile past State Route 158. There is a small turnout on the left for parking. The trail follows the closed-off road to the right.

Elevation: 6,890 feet

Ending Elevation: 7,320 feet

Elevation Gain: 430 feet

Usage: Light

Difficulty: Moderate

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

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