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First Creek Canyon

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (20)

An easy desert track with sandstone cliff views.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

4,183' 1,275 m

High

3,643' 1,110 m

Low

540' 165 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

Pick up the trail from the small parking lot off the road. The trail can be hard to recognize at first so just point yourself toward the cliffs and start hiking perpendicular to the fence line.

The trail is rugged but flat and leads right up to the painted rocks. There are several washed out areas, especially as you get further from the road. You may have to scramble around some large rocks once in awhile.

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Matt Hamilton

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  4.0 from 20 votes

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#42

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#6,688

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Photos

Heading toward the painted rocks.
Aug 31, 2017 near Blue Di…, NV
A lone Joshua Tree on the approach to First Creek Canyon.
Oct 24, 2021 near Blue Di…, NV
Looking up First Creek Canyon
Oct 24, 2021 near Blue Di…, NV
The First Creek Canyon Trailhead offers an informative kiosk and great views to get you psyched on the trail ahead!
Mar 31, 2017 near Blue Di…, NV
The Rainbow Mountain "skyline" from the First Creek trailhead.
Oct 24, 2021 near Blue Di…, NV
The mouth of First Creek Canyon
Oct 24, 2021 near Blue Di…, NV

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Sep 10, 2021
Roy Givon
Apr 8, 2021
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Dec 26, 2020
Kimberly Taylor
May 10, 2020
Dave Prescott-Arizona
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Jun 3, 2019
L Schmoobz
Took to peak of Mt. Wilson via scramble up the wash. Log box at top. 10 miles RT.
Apr 10, 2019
Hong Nguyen
Feb 12, 2019
Kevin Jensen