What we're about

WELCOME!
VegasHikers is the premier hiking group in the Desert Southwest! We take more hikes to more places and have the friendliest, most welcoming organizers of any group around. We feature hikes for all skill levels, road trips, camping, and social gatherings. We have events at a huge variety of times, places, and days. We even hike at night! With dozens of organizers and an average of more than an event a day, you're sure to find activities to suit your fancy.

KNOW YOUR LIMITS.
Our organizers are not tour guides, we're not rangers. Going out with us is the same as going out with a few friends. Expect the same risks, take the same precautions. As organizers, we will do our best to give accurate descriptions of the hikes we post. If you're a beginning hiker, a hike's elevation and distance may not mean much to you. Likewise, difficulty ratings are subjective, and a hike that is "easy" to one person may be "moderate" to another. Err on the side of caution. You're much better off going on a hike that's too easy for you than a hike that's too hard or too dangerous for you. As you go on more hikes with us, you'll become more familiar with our ratings and our descriptions, and you'll learn more about your own limits. Ultimately, it's up to you to keep yourself safe out there. You're an adult. Hike within your abilities.

DUES/FEES
There are no membership dues to be a part of this group. It does take money to pay for this site, fill up first aid kits, and keep organizers prepared, so we gladly take donations any time they're offered.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our group can be defined by five terms, which help guide every decision we make. They are as follows:
1) All are welcome
2) We hike together
3) We come prepared
4) We're all adults
5) We appreciate the outdoors

To learn more about the group, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR "Pages" SECTION. That's also where you'll find our FAQ list.

Upcoming events (5+)

RockO and Friends SunRise DesertHike!

Moenkopi Road

RockO goes DesertHiking! Slow & steady, beginning level 2, 500', 2miles. Regular hiker gear. Open to friends & friends-to-be with socialized, leashed dogs. 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.

RS RockyScramble 2!

Red Spring Picnic Area

Slow & steady climb Hiker gear, gloves 2miles 400' 3++ Open to friends. 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 voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group

CB Mashup

Red Springs Picnic Area at Calico Basin

Sign up is through the wait list. Helmets are always welcome. Be sure to use one that doesn't block your sight. Always care "in case of emergency" numbers with you. The weather is cool and beautiful, so we're taking a jaunt around Red Springs. There will be limited exposure, with some cracks to go through and plenty of cardio. This will require intermediate scrambling skills and some flexibility as we mix it up. Not for beginners or those afraid of heights. There are some places that require intermediate scrambling skills and there is some exposure. You must be able to pull your body weight up and lower yourself down using your arms. If I don't know you or if I can't determine your scrambling experience from your profile, then send me a note through Meetup (click on my profile and then click "send a message") with details of your scrambling experience. Details means a description of the climbing you've done and the people you did it with. This is needed before I can put you on the "going" list. This hike (CB Mashup) is considered a Class 3 as it requires the use of hand and footholds to climb the rocks. Expect some exposure. Be aware that the route is different each time it's posted. We'll start at the Red Springs Picnic Area. Please arrive early as we leave at the hike's posted start time. Once we hit the top, we'll have great views of the Las Vegas Valley and the 13-mile loop. We will be in the sun for the middle section of this route, so please be prepared (sunscreen, hats, extra water, etc) When hitting the final descent we have many options. Be prepared to use your arms and sticky soled boots as we climb up and down the cracks, there will be a least one. You must indicate that you read the entire hike description by answering the question asked when signing up for the hike. No guests will be allowed without my prior approval. YOU MUST BE ON THE "GOING" LIST IN ORDER TO GO ON THIS HIKE. CRASHING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. We'll meet at the Red Springs (Calico Basin) parking area. To get there go west on Charleston towards the park. The turn to Calico basin is about 2 miles before the park entrance. Turn right and follow the road all the way down to the Red Springs parking lot. Frequently asked questions. (http://www.meetup.com/VegasHikers/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions/) Distance: ~ 3.5 miles loop. Elevation gain: ~ 1600 ft. High point: 3344 Low point: 3600 Difficulty: moderate-difficult (elevation gain, distance, class 3 scrambling) Pace: ~ 1 Miles Per Hour Children: no. Dogs: no. Time: ~3.0 hours Bring: At least two liters of water. Snacks. Please note the following: • 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. You further agree that you assume the risk of negligence by the organizers of this group and current and former members cannot 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 and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Calico Quickie Scramble

Red Spring Picnic Area

This is a quickie scramble where we will scramble around Calico Basin for a couple hours before the sun sets. Bring a headlamp just in case. This is NOT a beginner's scramble. It will mostly be class 3 stuff with a touch of 4. Everyone starts on the wait list. Park outside the gate. STATS: Distance: ~2- 4 miles Elevation gain: ~1000ft Time: 1.5 - 2.5 hours Difficulty: 4 out of 5 Danger: 4 out of 5 Pace: Moderate - Fast What to bring: 1 - 2 liters of water, snacks, etc. Contact Card: Everyone should have a 3x5 card in their pack that has their emergency contacts on it and any pertinent medical history (allergies, meds, diabetes, etc). Place this in one of the small pockets of your pack to make it easy to find in the event that you're incapacitated. Hiking Fitness ** IMPORTANT** You need to know your pace and ability levels and you must understand that being highly physically fit in one sport or area of training does not mean you’re at that same level for hiking/scrambling. You must build up to that level as with any activity. For example, if you run marathons, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to keep up with moderate/fast hikers. You’re using completely different muscles and moving over different terrain. Go with your “hiking” level of fitness, not your “general” level of fitness when determining the pace you can keep. Some people just move naturally faster or slower than others. It’s not good or bad. It’s just different. KNOW YOUR LIMITS!! I encourage everyone to challenge themselves, but be smart about it. Disclaimer 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. Each participant is expected to be physically and mentally capable of safely accomplishing activities and will follow all safety guidelines and use instructions associated with the adventure. Each participant is financially responsible for loss or damage to any equipment related to the adventure.The organizers of this group and current / former members cannot 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. There may be times when a coordinators fee is assessed. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily 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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Jane's BEGINNER SCRAMBLE Grand Staircase

Calico Basin Parking Lot

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