Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada


Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, come along on a moderate, six-mile nature and geology hike around White Rock for ages 12 and older. On Jan. 29, boulder and scramble through the south fork of Pine Creek to Mescalito Canyon on a strenuous, six-mile hike for ages 15 and older. If time allows, the hike will head up to Mescalito Ridge for an overlook of Pine Creek and the north fork of Pine Creek.

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 Monday, learn about the animals of Red Rock in a tabletop exhibit from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the visitor center. On Tuesday, view some of the types of animals that live in the canyon in a tabletop presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the visitor center. Also on Tuesday, create a masterpiece in an art class for ages 15 and older. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. On Friday, help clean up trash along a trail. On Saturday, kids ages 2 to 6 can learn about animals and their tracks through stories, activities, music and a craft. If the weather is nice, the program will include a short hike.

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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