It is only a half hour’s drive away from Las Vegas, but you can get totally isolated in the desert and see almost nobody for a long time if you would like to hike the mountains.
You do need to pay a lot of sunshade and water though!
Our route which was the visitor center to Calico Hills I, II and then the Sandstone Quarry. About a 1,000 foot elevation climb and a 6 mile hike overall.
You can find all kinds of hidden routes and trails if you like. Long pants recommended as some of the brush is quite prickly and also hiking boots recommended due to some of the sharp rocks.
For almost 3 hours, we saw almost no people, but if you look closely, we did find a few people scaling the rocks as a couple! No sure how much rope they were using, very risky if you ask me!
Took a little video to try and capture some of the hidden views and adventurous spots you can find in this canyon.