I'm thinking on meeting at the Red rock casino parking lot @1pm because its an easy landmark where we could carpool together to the spot.
1+ liters of water,Gatorade, gloves optional, energy snack, flashlight/headlamp. and food to share when we get to the end of the trail (pot-lock )
Distance 2.6 miles
Average time: 2.5hrs
Ice Box Canyon is a good hike for a hot day. The trail takes you through a cool, shady box canyon with seasonal waterfalls in the heart of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The narrow canyon rarely sees sunlight, and the cool water and air pouring down from the mountains keep it significantly cooler than the open desert. But you will have to cross the open desert for a mile to get there, so it’s a good idea to start early to beat the heat.Although I encourage everyone to come try their best, there is always a risk involved when scrambling. You will need to use your hands more the higher you go, mostly for balance, usually no harder than climbing a ladder. I prefer as little exposure as possible, but we must stay together - if you are fast and hate waiting, go with someone else. I go slowly, take lots of breaks, and promise to laugh with you, not at you. ;-)