General: First of all, let me say that there are literally dozens of very good books and websites on "hikes" and or "hiking" in and around the Las Vegas area. In spite of this, I decided to add to the fray by publishing two books of my own during 2014. One on hikes in and around Las Vegas [DIAL - Daytripping In & Around LasVegas] and another on petroglyph sites in Clark County [Nevada Rock Art]. Clicking the "References" tab above will take you to a page with some of my favorite reference books and Internet sites ... References.   When it came to categorizing the trip pages for this site, I felt that the term "hiking" was too restrictive. Wanting a category that was more inclusive, I chose the term DayTrips. In addition to locations that provide only hiking activities, this category is now able to include a much broader spectrum of activities and locations available to the millions of visitors that visit the Las Vegas area every year. Combining a DayTrip with a night of dining and gambling can not only make a vacation visit more enjoyable and rewarding - it may even save you money in the long run. Site-seeing activities can generally be divided into two basic categories; DayTrips and RoadTrips. For the purposes of this site, a RoadTrip is defined as a trip in a motor vehicle involving a minimum of one overnight stay; a DayTrip is defined as any trip that can be accomplished in a single day.

DayTrip Definition: Using a car or similar mode of public transportation, a DayTrip is a visit to any locale, destination or attraction that can be completed with a round trip from one’s point of origin in a single day. For the purpose of maintaining consistency in providing directions, mileage and other location information, I use the Stratosphere Tower on the Las Vegas Strip as a common “Point of Origin”.

Primary Activities: Each location must be a well known or publicly recognized destination or attraction such as a national or state park, historic site, building, trailhead, conservation area, wildlife refuge or off-road pull-off with vehicle accessibility and be recognized for at least one of the following Primary activities:
    • Hiking - A form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in rural or wilderness areas.
    • Hiking/Rock-hounding - The recreational collecting of rocks and/or mineral specimens from their natural environment.
    • Hiking/Birding - The observing and identifying of wild birds and fowl in their natural habitats.
    • Hiking/Photographing - Site-seeing that involves the taking of pictures of natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of textures as well as man-made structures in their natural environment.
Daytrip Categories: For searching and locating DayTrips that may meet your personal interests and available time constraints, I have created two category of Indices.

The first, SECTION ONE below, contains a Daytrip & Hike Index that lists DayTrips grouped by location. As there are basically only about seven primary roads that lead away from the city of Las Vegas, I have chosen the route numbers of these roads and their general direction as the title heading for daytrips located within that specified area.

The second, SECTION TWO below, lists all daytrips alphabetically. Following each location title I have further indicated what I consider to be the primary activities for each trip.

RoadTrip Categories: The third, SECTION THREE below, allows you to select RoadTrips that may meet your personal interests and available time constraints. They are listed alphabetically by state. They also indicate the year the pictures were taken and the last time the page was updated. They also show whether there is an accompanying slideshow [SS].

NOTE: The tab "Pics By Subject" contains a consolidated alphabetical list of all the Indices and Posts that can be found on this site. These indices group similar site pages in a single index by subject. Searching this tab may help you find a particular page easier than using this page. Each index indicated the number of pages listed in the index along with the date the index was last updated. Check it out ... Pics by Subject

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Urban Vegas Valley DayTrips - List of eight daytrips within Las Vegas city limits
I-15 (North) Towards Mesquite - List of seven daytrips along this stretch of road
I-15 (South) Towards Jean, Goodsprings and Sandy Valley - List of eight daytrips in this area
NV-159 Towards Red Rock Canyon - List of twelve daytrips around Red Rock Canyon NCA
NV-160 Towards Pahrump and Death Valley - List of fifteen daytrips west of Las Vegas
NV-166 Lake Mead Lakeshore Drive - List of seven stops along Lakeshore Scenic Drive
NV-167 Lake Mead Northshore Road (LMNRA) - List of eleven daytrips along Northshore Dr.
US-93 North Towards Pioche & Spring Valley - List of eleven daytrips along US-93 North
US-93 (South) Boulder City To Arizona - List of eleven daytrips along US-93 South.
US-95 (North) Towards Mt. Charleston - List of fifteen daytrips along US-95 and Mt. Charleston
US-95 (South) Towards Laughlin - List of fifteen daytrips along US-95 South Towards Laughlin

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DayTrips Listed Alphabetically
[SP] Notation indicates a Summary Page w/information about multiple visits
[RT] indicates a RoadTrip
[SS] Notation indicates that the post includes a Slide Show

Anniversary Mine (Refer to "Lake Mead North Shore Road/Lovell Wash" below)
Anniversary Narrows (Refer to "Lake Mead North Shore Road/Lovell Wash" below)
Antelope Canyon: (Though this is an overnight Road Trip, I have also listed it in this index as well)
   Antelope Canyon - Page, Arizona - Hiking-Photography
   My Antelope Canyon Composition - Lava Man - Guarder of the Canyon
Arizona Hot Springs (Refer to "White Rock Canyon" below)      

Arrow Canyon Wilderness Area:
   Arrow Canyon Wilderness Area [SP] [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   More Arrow Canyon Petroglyphs
   Pahranagat Wash - Upper Arrow Canyon - Hiking-Photography

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge:
   Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge [SP] - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
    Ash Meadows NWR - 10/29/2015 Trip Notes - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
    Ash Meadows NWR - 11/06/2014 Trip Notes - Hiking-Birding-Photography    

Ash Springs Rock Art Site (Refer to "Lincoln County Nevada" below)

Beatty Nevada and the Surrounding Area:
   Fluorspar Canyon and the Bare Mountains - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
   Great Beatty Mudmound Fossils - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
   Ghost Town of Rhyolite NV [SP] - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
   Rhyolite Town- Site - Trip Notes for 05/30/2017/b>
   Gold Ace Mine - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
   Ghost Town of Carrara Nevada - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography     
Bellagio's Botanical Garden Exhibits (refer to "Las Vegas & Places" category below)
Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Arts (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)

Bitter Spring Backcountry Byway Road: 
   Bitter Spring Backcountry Byway [SP] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Colorock Quarry Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
   Buffington Pockets [SP] [SS] Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
   Hidden Valley Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
   Bitter Spring Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography

Black Canyon Petroglyph Site (Refer to "Lincoln County Nevada" below)
Bonanza Trail Hike (Refer to "Cold Creek" below)        
Boulder City:
   Desert Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park
   Bootleg Canyon: 
      Bootleg Canyon Summary Page [SP] [SS] - Hiking-Photography
      Red Mountain Lookout Hike [SP] - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
      Black Mountain Trail Hike [SP] - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
      Zip Lines at Bootleg Canyon - [SS] - Hiking-Photography

Bowl of Fire (Refer to "Lake Mead North Shore Road" below)
Buffington Pockets (Refer to "Bitter Spring Backcountry Byway Road" above)

Cathedral Gorge State Park (Summary Page)  [SP]-[SS] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
Cathedral Gorge State Park - Trip Notes for 10/18/2017 Hiking-Birding-Photography
Cathedral Rock Hike at Mt. Charleston - Hiking-Birding-Photography
Caliente, Nevada - Photography

Calico Basin/Red Spring  (Refer to "Red Rock Canyon" below)
Callville Bay (Refer to "Lake Mead North Shore Road" below)

Cherum Peak Hike in Cerbat Mts - Hiking-Rock hounding-Birding-Photography

China Ranch Date Farm:
   China Ranch/Date Farm- Summary Page - [SP] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   China Ranch/Date Farm - Trip Notes for 02/28/2018  - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   China Ranch/Date Farm - Trip Notes for 05/20/2015 - Hiking-Birding-Photography

Christmas Tree Pass Road:
   Christmas Tree Pass [SP] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area: 
      Spirit Mountain Wilderness Area - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Bridge Canyon Wilderness Area:
      Bridge Canyon Wilderness Area [SP] -
      Sacatone Canyon [SS] - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Birding-Photography
        Grapevine Canyon [SS] - [SP] -Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
        The Granite Outcrops - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Birding-Photography

Chloride Arizona - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography

Cities & Towns
   Beatty Nevada 
   Boulder City Places
   Goodsprings Nevada
   Henderson Places of Interest
   Kingman Arizona
   Lake Tahoe [RT
   Las Vegas Places of Interest
   Laughlin Nevada
   Pahrump Nevada
   Pioche and Caliente [RT
   Searchlight Nevada
   Tonopah Nevada [RT

Clark County Wetlands Park (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)

Cold Creek Nevada 
   Cold Creek and Bonanza North Trailhead [SS] [SP] Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Bonanza Trail Hike- Notes for 07/03/2017
   Bonanza Trail Hike - Notes for 04/30/2016  - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Cold Creek Spring Hike - Hiking-Birding-Photography
Cold Creek Trip Notes for 10/22/2014 - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Cold Creek Trip Notes for 10/01/2014 - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Cold Creek Horses - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Feral Horses at Cold Creek, NV - Hiking-Photography

Container Park - (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)

Cottonwood Cove - Hiking-Birding-Photography

Cottonwood Valley and Mountain Springs Pass Area: 
   Cottonwood Valley and Mountain Springs Pass [SP] 
   Cottonwood Valley Road - 10/29/2016 Trip Notes  - Hiking-Photography
   Birdspring Peak - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Wilson Cliffs - Cottonwood Valley - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Spring Mountain Ranch State Park[SP] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Oak Creek - Wilson's Pimple Loop Trail Hiking-Birding-Photography
   First Creek Canyon and  Falls Hike- Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Mt Potosi Canyon Rd at Mountain Springs Pass - Hiking-Rock hounding- Photography
   Potosi Mine - Mount Potosi Canyon Road [SS] - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
   Mount Potosi Summit - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
   Black Velvet Canyon - RRNCA - Hiking-Photography
   Dawn and Ninetynine Mines - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
   Late Night Trailhead at Cottonwood Valley [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   Old Spanish Trail - The Armijo Route [SS] - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography

Crescent Peak Mine (Refer to "Nipton Rd" below)
Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park (Go to Photos by Subject) tab and City & Town)
Container Park in Downtown (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)
Crystal Wash Rock Art Site (Refer to "Lincoln County Nevada" below
Davis Dam (Go to Photos by Subject) tab and City & Town | Laughlin)

Death Valley National Park: 
Death Valley National Park - Summary Page [SS] [SP] -Hiking-Photography
     Billie Mine Hiking-Photography
     Ryan Lila C Mine Hiking-Photography
     Dante's View - [SP] Hiking-Photography
     20 Mule Team Road Hiking-Photography
     Zabriskie Point Badland Loop Trail Hiking-Photography
     Harmony Borax Works Hiking-Photography
     Borax Museum Hiking-Photography
          Borax Mining at Death Valley Hiking-Photography
Death Valley Furnace Creek Area - Summary Page [SP] - Hiking-Photography 
     Golden Canyon Hiking-Photography
     Artist's Drive Hiking-Photography
     Devil's Golf Course Hiking-Photography
     Badwater Basin Hiking-Photography
     Ashford Mill Ruins Hiking-Photography
Death Valley National Park Flora Hiking-Photography

Deer Creek Picnic Area - Summary Page  - [SP] Hiking-Birding-Photography     

Desert National Wildlife Range:  
   Desert National Wildlife Range [SP] -
   Corn Creek Station - DNWR [SS] [SP] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Yucca Peak Fossil Trail - Summary Page - Hiking-Rockhounding-Photography
   Yucca Peak Fossil Beds Hike - 10/04/2016 Trip Notes
   Fossil Ridge (North End) - DNWR - Hiking-Rockhounding-Photography
Delamar Ghost Town - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
Delamar Ghost Town - Summary Page - [SP] 
Duck Creek Trail - Hiking-Birding-Photography

Eldorado Valley and Eldorado Canyon: 
   Eldorado Canyon and Nelson Nevada [SP] - Hiking--Rockhounding-Photography
   Eldorado and Cottonwood Valley - 011416 Trip Notes-4wd -
   Highland Range Crucial Bighorn Habitat Area - Hiking-Rockhounding-Photography
   Eldorado Valley and the McCullough - Highland Ranges - Hiking-Photography
   Keyhole Canyon - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Nelson's Landing & Place Cove - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Techatticup Mining Camp [SS] [SP] - Hiking-Photography
   Techatticup Mine Tour [SS] - Photography

Floyd Lamb Park, Tule Springs, & TUSK: 
    Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs [SS] [SP] - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
    Floyd Lamb Park - Trip Notes for 02/12/2018 Hiking-Birding-Photography 
    Floyd Lamb Park - Trip Notes for 02/09/2016 Hiking-Birding-Photography 
    Floyd Lamb Park - Trip Notes for 05/28/2015 Hiking-Birding-Photography 
       Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK) - Summary Page
       Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument - Trip Notes for 10/30/2012 Hiking-Photography 

Goldwell Open Air Museum
Gold Butte National Monument: 
   Gold Butte National Monument - Summary Page [SP] -
   Falling Man Site at Gold Butte National Monument - Hiking-Photography   
   Black Butte Dam at Gold Butte National Monument - Hiking-Photography
   Devil's Throat at Gold Butte National Monument - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Gold Butte Townsite at Gold Butte National Monument - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Kirk's Grotto at Gold Butte National Monument - Hiking-Photography
   Little Findland at Gold Butte National Monument Hiking-Photography
   Mud Wash Road Petroglyphs at Gold Butte National Monument - Hiking-Photography
   Sheep Panel at Gold Butte National Monument Hiking-Photography
   Whitney Pocket at Gold Butte National Monument - Hiking-Birding-Photography
Goldstrike Canyon and Nevada Hot Springs Hiking-Photography
Goodsprings Mining District:
  Goodsprings Nevada - Photography - [SP] 
  Goodsprings Mining District [SP] /Overview
  Goodsprings Yellow Pine Mining District - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
  Contact Mine & Pauline Mine [SS] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
  Pauline Mine Rd, Rainbow Quarry & Aztec Tank  [SP] Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
  Pauline Mine Road - Trip Notes for 5/13/2017 - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
  Pauline Mine Road - Trip Notes for 03/18/2014 - Hiking-Photography
  Aztec Tank - Trip Notes for 02/20/2014 - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
Grand Canyon Skywalk - Photography
Grapevine Canyon (Refer to "Christmas Tree Pass Road" above
Gypsum Cave (Refer to "Lake Mead North Shore Road" below)
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve  (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)
Highland Range Crucial Bighorn Habatat (Refer to "Eldorado Canyon" above)
High Roller at the Linq (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)
Hiko Spring Rock Art Site:
   Hiko Spring (upper) Rock Art Site - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Hiko Spring (lower) Rock Art Site
Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail [SS] - Hiking-Photography
Hoover Dam [SS] - [SP] Photography
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System - Reference Page
Ireteba Peaks Wilderness Area - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
Joshua Tree Wilderness Area (Refer to "Nipton Rd" below)

Kershaw-Ryan State Park  - [RT] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
Keyhole Canyon (Refer to "Eldorado Valley" above

Kingman Arizona - Summary Page Hiking-Birding-Photography
Kyle Canyon Campground - [RT]
Kyle Canyon Slots at Mt. Charleston

Lake Mead Northshore Road:
   Bowl of Fire [SS] [SP] - Hiking-Photography
   Blue Point Spring - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Callville Bay Photography
   Cottonwood Springs Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
   Gypsum Cave Hiking-Birding-Photography                           
   Kodachrome Road Drive Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Lava Butte & Rainbow Gardens Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography 
   (Lower) LV Wash [SS] Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
      Lovell Wash
      Lovell Wash (Mine & Narrows) [SS] [SP] -
      Anniversary Mine - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
      Anniversary Narrows Slot Canyon [SS] Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
      Lovell Wash Prospects --Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
      Lovell Wash Hike (Lower End) Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography                        
   Lost City Museum, Overton NV [SS] Photography                           
   Northshore Summit Trail - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
   Rogers Spring [SS] - Hiking-Birding- Photography                            
   Redstone Loop Trail/Picnic Area [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   St. Thomas Nevada [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   Valley of Fire [SS]  [SP] -Hiking-Photography
Lake Mead - Lakeshore Drive:
   Lakeshore Drive - Lake Mead [SS] [SP] -
   Lakeshore Drive (Part I) - Hiking-Photography
   Lakeshore Drive (Part II) - Hiking-Photography
   Lakeshore Drive (Part III) - Hiking-Photography
   Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail [SS] - Hiking-Photography

Late Night Trailhead - RRNCA (Refer to "Cottonwood Valley" above)

Las Vegas Area Places and Attractions:
   Bellagio's Conservatory Botanical Garden Exhibits - Index;- Photography
   Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Art - Andy Warhol Exhibit - Photography
   Clark County Wetlands Park - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Duck Creek Trail - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   High Roller at the Linq
 - Photograph
   Neon Museum - North Gallery  - Photography
   Sunset Park  - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort  - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Neon Museum & Boneyard - Photography
   Springs Preserve  - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino - Photography
Las Vegas Springs Preserve
   Las Vegas Springs Preserve [SS] - Hiking-Photography-Birding
     Springs Preserve - Spring Flora Blossoms Hiking-Photography-Birding     
     Springs Preserve - Butterflies  Hiking-Photography-Birding
   Butterfly Habitat at Springs Preserve Hiking-Photography-Birding
Las Vegas Wash
   Lake Las Vegas and Las Vegas Wash - Read More

   Terrazza Park Hiking-Birding-Photography
   (Lower) Las Vegas Wash [SS] - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
    (Upper) Las Vegas Wash - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Hiking-Photography            

Laughlin Nevada - Visits to the Avi & Harrah's Resorts
Lava Butte & Rainbow Gardens (Refer to "Lake Mead North Shore Road" above)
Liberty Bell Arch (Refer to "White Rock Canyon" below)
Lincoln County NV -  Petroglyphs (Hyway 93) 
   Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge - Birding-Photography
      Black Canyon Petroglyphs at PNWR [SP] -
      Black Canyon Petroglyph Site (Visit One) - Hiking-Birding-Photography
      Black Canyon Petroglyph Site (Visit Two) - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Crystal Wash Rock Art Site - Summary [SS [SP] - Hiking-Photography
      Crystal Wash Rock Art - Main Site Hiking-Photography
      Crystal Wash Rock Art - Entrance Site Hiking-Photography
   Ash Springs Rock Art Site
 [SS] - Hiking-Photography   
    Shooting Gallery Rock Art Site  [SS- Hiking-Photography
   Mt. Irish Archaeological District [SP] -      Echo Rock - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
     Paiute Rock - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
     Shaman Knob - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
     Shaman Hill - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
 White River Narrows Archaeological District - Hiking-Birding-Photography

Logandale Trails Recreation Area [SS] Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
Lost City Museum
 [SS] - Photography

Lost Creek Falls Trail (Refer to "Red Rock Canyon" below)
Lovell Canyon Road in the Spring Mountains Lovell Canyon:
   Lovell Canyon Road & Spring Mountains - Summary Page [SP]  

   Rainbow Spring Road - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography 
   CC Spring Road - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography             
   Lovell Canyon Trail -  [SP] Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography   
   Lovell Summit Road - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography

Lovell Wash (Refer to "Lake Mead Northshore Rd/Lovell Wash" above)

Mary Jane Falls Hike at Mt. Charleston Hiking-Birding-Photography 
Mike O'Callihan/Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge [SS] - Photography

Mormon Wells Road (Refer to "Yucca Peak Fossil Beds" below)
Mountain Springs Saloon
 - Photography & Drinking
Mount Potosi (Refer to "Cottonwood Valley and Mountain Springs Pass" above)

Mt Potosi Canyon Road (Refer to "Cottonwood Valley and Mountain Springs Pass" above)
Mount Charleston: 
   Mt. Charleston Area Summary Page) [SS] [SP] 
   Big Falls Hike - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Bristlecone Trail - Summary Page [SS] - 
[SP]  - [RT]
   Cathedral Rock - Hiking-Birding-Photography 
   Deer Creek Picnic Area - Summary Page - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Desert View Overlook - Hiking-Birding-Photography   
   Fletcher Canyon Trail - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Kyle Canyon Slots - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Little Falls Trail - Summary Page - Hiking-Birding-Photography    

   Long Lee Meadows Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Mt.-Carleston's Quaking Aspens Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Mary Jane Falls - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   North Loop Tail - Summary Page Hiking-Birding-Photography
      Raintree & Mummy Spring Hike Hiking-Birding-Photography
      Raintree & Mummy Spring - Hiking-Birding-Photography

   Resort at Mt. Charleston Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Robber's Roost Trail - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway - Hiking-Photography
      Polarized Light Art by Austine Wood Comarow  
      Escarpment Trail - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography  
Nipton Road:  
   Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area - Summary Page 
 [SP] [SS]
   Joshua Tree (Yucca Brevifolia)
   Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area - 10/06/2011 Trip Notes
   Walking Box Ranch - Summary Page [SP] -
Walking Box Ranch Site Tour Hiking-Photography
      Walking Box Ranch Road - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
    Crescent Peak Mine Road - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
    Nipton, California - Photography
    Lucy Gray Mine - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
    Nippeno Mine - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography

Nelson's Landing [SS] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography

Neon Museum & Boneyard  (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)
Nevada Mines (Go to Photos by Subject) tab and section (5) Mining Districts, Mines ... )

Spanish Trail - Armijo Route [SS] - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (Refer to "Lincoln County Nevada" above)      
Paiute Pow Wows:
   Paiute Pow Wows - Summary Page [SP]  

   28th Annual Snow Mountain Pow Wow - Photography
   22nd Annual Snow Mountain Pow Wow - Photography
   22nd Annual Southern Paiute Veterans Pow Wow - Photography

Pahrump, NV
   Pahrump Museum - Photography
   Sanders Family Winery - Photography
   Pahrump Valley Winery
 - Photography 

Petroglyph/Pictrograph Sites: (Clicking here will take you to an INDEX listing all of the sites I've visited)
Index Category for Petroglyphs and Pictographs                     
Pierce Ferry and South Cove- Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
Pioneer Saloon - Photography     
Pittman Wash - Henderson Nevada [SS] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
Rainbow Canyon Scenic Drive - Hiking-Rock hounding-Photography
Red Rock Canyon:
   Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area [SS] [SP] -
   La Madre Springs Dam [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   Lost Creek Falls Lower Trail [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   First Creek Trailhead - RRCNCA  - Hiking-Photography 

   Pine Creek Canyon Trail [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   The Keystone Thrust - A Reference Page
   Keystone Thrust Fault Trail - RRNCAHiking-Photography
   Calico Hills Trail Hike - RRCNCA - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Sandstone Quarry Overlook Trails - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Calico Tanks [SS] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Calico Basin/Red Spring [SS] -  [SP] -Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Red Spring Picnic Area [SS] - Hiking-Birding-Photography
     Ash Spring Hiking-Birding-Photography
   White Rock Loop Tail - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Wilson Cliffs & Cottonwood Valley - Hiking-Birding-Photography
   Willow Springs Canyon/Picnic Area [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   Petroglyph Wall Trail at Willow Springs - Hiking-Photography
Rhyolite Nevada (refer to "Beatty Nevada and Surrounding Area" category above)

Roy Purcell Murals at Chloride Arizona [SS] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography       

Sandy Valley Road: 
   Sandy Valley Road [SS] [SP] -
   The Whale Mine - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   The Ingomar Mine - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   The Columbia Mine - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   The Argentina Mine and Mill - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Table Mountain  - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography

Southern Nevada (Spokane) Mine Hiking-Photography
Scotty's Castle [SS]  - Hiking-Photography 

Shooting Gallery Rock Art Site (Refer to "Lincoln County NV" above)
Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area:
   Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area [SP] -
   Previous Visits to Sloan Canyon - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography                                                                     Petroglyphs at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area 
   Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

Snow Canyon State Park - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography      
Snow Mountain Paiute PowWow - PhotographySnow Mountain 22nd Annual Powwow [SS] - Photography
South Cove & Pierce Ferry - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography

Spirit Mountain (Refer to Christmas Tree Pass Road above)
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (Refer to "Cottonwood Valley and Spring Mt Pass Area")  

Spring Valley State Park (Roadtrip) - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
St. Thomas Nevada - Summary Page - Hiking-Birding-Photography

Sunset Park  (refer to "Las Vegas Area & Places" category below)

Techatticup Mining Camp [SS] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography 
Techatticup Mine Tour [SS] - Photography 
Trout Canyon - Hiking-Birding-Photography 

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK)  
   Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK) - Summary Page

   Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument - Trip Notes for 10/30/2012 Hiking-Photography 
Valley of Fire State Park:  
   Valley of Fire State Park [SS] [SP] -
   Atlatl Rock, etc. - Trip Notes for 11/13/2011 - Hiking-Photography
   Duck Rock Trail - Trip Notes for 01/01/2016 Hiking-Photography
   Elephant Rock (VOF) - Trip Notes for 04/13/2016 - Hiking-Photography
   Fire Glow Cave (VOF) - Trip Notes for 04/13/2016 [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   Fire Wave & Kaolin Wash - 04/23/2015 Trip Notes - Hiking-Photography
   Gibraltar Rock & Fire Wave - Trip Notes for 01/01/2013 - Hiking-Photography
   Mouses Tank - Trip Notes for 01/01/2014 [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   Pinnacles Hike - Trip Notes 01/01/2014 [SS] - Hiking-Photography
   Rainbow Vista - Trip Notes for 03/14/2012 - Hiking-Photography
   Rainbow Vista/Fire Canyon Overlook Trails - Summary Page 
 [SP] - Hiking-Photography
   Rainbow Vista- & Fire Canyon Overlook Hike - Trip Notes for 05/18/2017
   Silica Dome - Trip Notes for 01/30/2014 - Hiking-Photography
   The Cabins & Fire Wave - Trip Notes for 06/28/2012 - Hiking-Photography
   Top of World Arch Hike - Trip Notes for 02/13/2016Hiking-Photography
   Top of World Arch Hike - Trip Notes for 12/13/2013 Hiking-Photography
   Top of World Arch Hike - Trip Notes for 12/05/2013 Hiking-Photography 
   White Domes (VOF) - Trip Notes for 04/13/2016 - Hiking-Photography 
   Trip Notes for 12/01/2012 (Bighorn Sheep Sighting) - Hiking-Photography 
   Trip Notes for 03/22/2012 (Bighorn Sheep Sighting) - Hiking-Photography                 
Walking Box Ranch (Refer to "Nipton Rd" above)
Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area (Refer to "Nipton Rd" above)

Weiser Ridge and Quarry [SS] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo  (refer to "Man-made Las Vegas" category below)

Wheeler Pass
   Wheeler Pass Road [SP] -Hiking-Rock Hounding-Birding-Photography   
   Wheeler Pass via Pahrump [SS] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Birding-Photography
   Wheeler Pass via Cold Creek [SS] - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Birding-Photography
   Side Trips Along Wheeler Pass Road - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Birding-Photography
White Rock Canyon (Arizona)
   Liberty Bell Arch - Hiking-Rock Hounding-Photography
   Arizona Hot Springs [SS] - Hiking-Rock-hounding-Photography
Yellow Plug Rock Art Site - Hiking-Photography

Yucca Peak  Beds (Refer to "Desert National Wildlife Range" above)

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RoadTrips Listed Alphabetically

This section lists postings that contain travelogue-like narratives of RoadTrips with pictures and slideshows taken over the past 13 years. Some are presented using a multiple picture format, others use multiple page PDF collages. In December of 2009 I publishing a book titled, "Our Retirement Journey - A Travelogue", that I made as a Christmas gift for close friends and family members. The book can be purchased on It can be previewed using the link … Our Retirement Journey - A Travelogue. After I started hiking in late 2010 and gathering more pictures, I decided to create this site, "Ken's Photo Gallery", to showcase my hikes, trips and photos. The goal is to eventually convert each of the RoadTrip "PDF" postings below into regular day-trip page with detailed trip locations and descriptions, full-sized pictures and accompanying Slideshows. As of now I have only completed about half of these conversions.

RoadTrip Categories: For the purpose of providing an index, I have attempted to organize each roadtrip first by state, then by Classification Type, then alphabetically by the page title. This is followed by the year the pictures were taken and the last time the page was updated. Lastly it lists the classification and whether there is an accompanying slideshow [SS]. 

            Antelope Canyon - Page, Arizona - 2009 - 12/12/17 - Photography
                  Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim - 2009 - 12/12/17  [SS] - Hiking-Photography
                  Grand Canyon Railway - 2009 - 12/12/17  [SS] Photography
                  Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim - 2009 - 12/12/17  [SS] Photography
                  Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument - PDF - 2010 - 12/12/17  [SS] - Photography
                  Wupatki National Monument - 2009 - 12/12/2017 [SS] - Hiking-Photography
             PDF - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, AZ - 2009
             PDF - Walnut Canyon National Park, AZ - 2009
             PDF - Sedona, AZ - 2009
             PDF - Oatman, AZ - 2008
             PDF - Arboretum at Flagstaff, AZ - 2008
             PDF - London Bridge - Lake Havasu, AZ - 2008 (Broken Link)
             PDF - Kingman, AZ - 2005 (Broken Link)
             PDF - Petrified Forest National Park, AZ - 2003
             PDF - Silverton, Colorado - 2010

             Pyramid Lake - Nixon, NV - 2006
             Rainbow Canyon Scenic Drive - 2012
             Spring Valley State Park: Pioche - 2012
                  Spring Valley State Park - 2012
                  Pioche NV - Summary Visit Page - 2012 (Updated 2016)
                  Caliente Nevada - 2012
                  Rainbow Canyon Scenic Drive - 2012
             Tonopah Nevada- 2013
                  Historic Mitzpah Hotel - 2013
                  Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant - 2013
                  Arthur Raycraft House - 2013
             Laughlin Nevada - Visits to the Avi & Harrah's Resorts - 2011
             Reno Nevada - Visit to Bonnie & Paul - 2011

             Albuquerque, NM - Anatomy of a Balloon Ride - 2009 - 8/20/2017 [SS] - Photography
             Albuquerque, NM - 2009 Balloon Festival - 2009 - 8/20/2017 [SS] - Photography
             Petroglyph National Monument - 2003 - 8/20/2017 [SS] - Hiking-Photography

             Zion National Park - 2009  [SS] - Hiking-Photography
             Bryce Canyon National Park: Bryce Canyon - 2009
             Red Canyon: Dixie National Forest - 2009 
             PDF - Roadtrip - Grand Staircase & Scenic Route 12, UT - 2009