Ice Box Canyon is our favorite hike in Red Rock Canyon! The canyon provides shade on a hot summer day and there is lots of boulder hopping to keep things interesting as you hike into the canyon. Our guide contains essential information, photos, a detailed map, and step-by-step instructions to the back of the canyon where scrambling opportunities and seasonal waterfalls await. Check out the video of our adventure hiking Ice Box Canyon here!
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Ice Box Canyon – Adventure Statistics
Time Required: 2-4 Hours
Location: 27km (17 miles) west of the Las Vegas Strip in Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area
Distance: 5km (2.5 miles) round trip
Highest Elevation: 1532m (5026ft)
Elevation Gain: 352m (1154ft)
Difficulty: 6+/10 – Boulder hopping and scrambling are required to get to the pools. Very advanced technical scrambling is required to climb higher in the Canyon.
Season: Year round (December to March for best views of waterfall)
Additional Requirements: N/A