National Park Service: On Monday, join a five-mile moderate hike up Lovell Canyon in the Anniversary Narrows. Pass Rainbow Canyon and walk through a part of the Muddy Mountains. Tuesday will feature a moonlight stroll in the Mojave Desert along an old railroad supply route that overlooks the waters of Lake Mead. An easy, 11/2-mile hike. On Wednesday, hike into the Pinto Valley wilderness area with a number of washes on the way to a sentry Cottonwood. A moderate, three-four mile hike. A six-mile, moderate hike at Arizona Hot Springs will be offered on Saturday. Follow the narrow meanderings of White Rock Canyon to the Colorado River (293-8990).

Red Rock Canyon: A two-mile easy hike on Monday will travel through a limestone slot canyon at "Rattlesnake Canyon." Saturday events include a three-mile moderate hike to the Arnight/Knolls Loop; and a three-mile moderate springs hike to look for birds and wildlife. Part three of the Grand Circle Trail will continue on Jan. 27. This is a three-mile moderate hike from Sandstone Quarry to the visitor center and carpool back. (515-5367).

Sierra Club: A three-mile trek at the second pullout at the Calico Tanks Overlook in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will take place on Saturday. Travel up the chute over the saddle up to the Boy Scout overlook, then scramble to the tanks for lunch and scramble down the backside to the trail by the arch. Moderate to strenuous. E-mail onecoolhike@yahoo.com. Also on Saturday is a three-to-five-mile easy family hike for all ages. Dogs are welcome. Walk through tunnels and enjoy great views of Lake Mead. No elevation gain (648-2983).

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people over 50, interested in hiking and related social activities, plans a three- to four-hour moderate hike each Saturday at Red Rock. They meet at the Best Buy parking lot at West Charleston Boulevard and the Las Vegas Beltway in Summerlin for an 8:30 a.m. departure (228-0773).


Bagel Ride: Leave from Aspen Creek Cycling, 1550 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Wednesday at 7 a.m. for a 22-mile ride. For more information, visit www.greenvalleycyclists.org or e-mail ronvolk@yahoo.com.

Las Vegas Valley Bicycle Club: Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. Meet at Einstein’s Bagels, 9031 W. Sahara Ave., for an easy-paced ride to Red Rock (e-mail dgcasey@cox.net or call 379-3737). A 6:15 a.m. moderate to fast 15- to 20-mile road ride on Wednesday. Meet at the NuVision Cyclery on West Lake Mead Blvd., between Rampart Boulevard and Scholar Lane (call Danny or Mike at 228-1333). There will be a 30-plus-mile, moderate and hilly ride Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m., and a 30- to 50-plus -mile grade ride on Saturday at 7 a.m. Meet behind Starbucks on West Charleston Boulevard and Town Center Drive. Friday at 6:15 a.m., meet at Einstein’s Bagels, 9031 W. Sahara Ave., for an easy-paced ride to Red Rock (e-mail dgcasey@cox.net or call 379-3737). Bring plenty of water for all rides.

Red Rock Canyon: No experience is necessary for this six-mile introductory mountain bike ride on Jan. 6, starting from the late night parking lot. Helmets are required. Ages 10 and over (515-5367).


Archaeo-Nevada Society: Along with the Bureau of Land Management invites volunteers to help with Red Rock Conservation projects. Contact Gary Vetter at vettergl@aol.com or visit www.archaeonevada.org.

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