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Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada

HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, join a geologist on a moderately strenuous, three-mile hike along the Arnight Trail; for ages 10 and older. Also on Monday, an easy hike will introduce first-time visitors to Red Rock’s most popular trail, the Moenkopi Trail. On Tuesday, watch the sun set and the stars come out on a moderate, three-mile night hike at First Creek; for ages 12 and older. On Wednesday, learn about plants and how they adapted to survive in the desert’s harsh environment during an easy, 2½-mile hike on the Moenkopi Trail; for ages 15 and older. On April 14, enjoy the scenery and learn about wildflowers on an easy-to-moderate, three-mile hike in the Lost Creek-Willow Spring area.

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, visit www.aroundthebendfriends.com.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, learn how to identify some common lizards and snakes and which ones to avoid during a tabletop presentation. On Tuesday, join a park ranger for bird-watching in the Red Spring area; bring binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Also on Tuesday, view some of the venomous animals found in Red Rock, or create a masterpiece in an art class for ages 15 and older. On Saturday, learn about Red Rock’s wildflowers in an interactive session.

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.

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