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The Muffins Loop Hike

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  • Cowboy Trail Rides

    Hwy 159 past Red Rock entrance
    on left side of Hwy
    Las Vegas, NV (map)

    36.139999 -115.269997

  • Cowboy Trail Parking Lot - arrive by 8:45AM
  • This is a hike to the Muffins and a trail that goes along the edge of Blue Diamond Hill with views of the Las Vegas Valley. We will return by a Fossil Ridge/Desert Rock. (not boneshaker)

    Join me on this spectacular hike offering amazing views of Las Vegas.  A strenuous Hike 8.25 miles (4-5 hours), located near Las Vegas.  Much of this hike is classic desert with no shade. Please 2 liters ++ of water, snacks, wear a hat/sunscreen.

    We will stop for lunch. No bathrooms. Participant should be able to walk 8.25+ miles, pace is as slow as the slowest person. No Children, No dogs. Hiking poles recommended. Dress in layers. It is a good idea to bring a comfortable pair of footwear to change into after the hike.

    I will have the VegasHikers Passport to the Outdoors available for purchase. They are $20, and they include a coupon for 20% off any REI brand item.  Stamps are 100% free.  On this hike you will earn two stamps.  Don't forget to "chip in".

    Cowboy Trail Rides parking: The trailhead is about 30 minutes west of Las Vegas.

    Directions: From West Charleston Blvd at Highway I-215, drive west on Charleston Blvd (Highway 159) out into the desert. Pass the turnoff into the Scenic Loop Area, and continue west on Charleston Blvd. for 1.1 miles to the "Horseback Rides" parking lot on the left (southeast) side of the road. Park here; this is the trailhead.

    Current hourly weather forecast - Blue Diamond

    Distance: 8.25 miles               Time: 4-5 hours

    Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet within the 1st 2 miles

    Rating: 3 - extremely strenuous due to distance

    Difficulty: 3.5 out of 5            Pace:3 out of 5

    Scrambling: none

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    Please be aware the your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

    By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event.

    All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests.By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and volunarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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  • Michele
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    Retired and moved to Vegas to hike.

  • Jorge A.

    Hi, my name is Jorge. I love hiking and the outdoors.

  • Jane L.
    JLove in the house!,

    I like to hike, bike, camp, and have fun!

  • Mark S, M.
    Mark Twain

    I just gotta be outside

  • Kevin

    Snow bird from Wisconsin

  • Deb

    53, a grandma, kayaker, hiker, reader, swimmer, wife, and a teacher.

  • Lamaajh B.

    Always down for new adventures in beautiful places :)

  • Liz

4 waiting

  • Gene M

    Really enjoy hiking and scrambling. I'm slow...but I always finish.

  • Robert TheHobo E.

    I have lived in Vegas for 25years and love the Southwest . I enjoy hiking and trying new things

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