Turtlehead Peak – Red Rock Canyon – Epic Trip Adventures


Turtlehead Peak is one of the most strenuous hikes in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This hike is challenging but the incredible panoramic view from the peak makes it well worth the effort. Intermediate level scrambling, loose rocks along the trail and some basic route finding add to the difficulty of this hike. Our guide contains essential information, photos, a detailed map, step-by-step instructions, and insider tips of how to find the easiest path to the summit. Check out the video of our adventure hiking Turtlehead Peak here!

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Turtlehead Peak – Adventure Statistics

Time Required: 3-4 Hours

Location: 27km (17 miles) west of the Las Vegas Strip in Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area

Distance: 8km (5 miles) round trip

Highest Elevation: 1932m (6300ft)

Elevation Gain: 550m (1800ft)

Difficulty: 6/10 – Rapid elevation gain

Season: Year round

Additional Requirements: N/A