Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada


Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, view and discuss the geology, plants and wildlife on a moderate, three-mile hike to First Creek and the Grotto; for ages 10 and older. On Wednesday, discover the medicinal uses of a variety of plants that grow along the Moenkopi Trail on an easy, two-mile hike. On March 18, enjoy a spring brook, juniper and pinyon pines and wildflowers on an easy-to-moderate, four-mile hike to Oak Creek and Potato Knoll. Also on March 18, see a seasonal waterfall and learn about plants and geology on the easy, one-mile Discovery Trail hike.

For more information or to sign up for hikes, call (702) 515-5367.

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people 50 and older who are involved in hiking and related social activities plans several hikes each week of various difficulty levels, including an easy-to-moderate social hike on Saturdays. To learn more about the group and the hikes that are offered, call (702) 823-2355 or visit the club's website, www.aroundthebendfriends.com.


Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, paint a masterpiece in an art class for ages 15 and older. No experience necessary, and all supplies are provided. On Saturday, in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, children ages 2 to 6 can learn about all the green things in the Mojave Desert. The program features stories, activities, music and a craft.

For more information, call (702) 515-5367.

Archaeo-Nevada Society, along with the Bureau of Land Management, seeks volunteers to help with Red Rock Canyon conservation projects. Visit www.archaeonevada.org.