Fletcher Canyon Trail: Las Vegas, Nevada


Fletcher Canyon Trail in Las Vegas Nevada

Fletcher Canyon is one of my favorite hikes in the Las Vegas area. It’s located less than 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. If I had to pick 5 of my favorite trail in Las Vegas, Fletcher Canyon would definitely make the list. The trail is well maintained and easy enough for families. There is only about 1,000 feet on elevation gain and it’s very gradual and hardly noticeable. I’ve read a few conflicting posts about the distance, but I would estimate the length of the trail to be 4 miles total roundtrip. The trail passes through a beautiful alpine forest and ends at one of the nest slot canyons in the Las Vegas area. This is a great hike to do in the summer when it’s too hot to do anything outside in Vegas. Don’t forget to bring a jacket on your hike. The weather on Mount Charleston is 30 degrees cooler than in Las Vegas and temperatures can plummet at night. 


Fletcher Canyon Trailhead


The Fletcher Canyon trail is best from about April-October. This area of Mount Charleston can get significant snow, making the trail a no-go in the winter, unless you have snowshoes. Dogs are allowed on the trail. The gravel can be rough on your dog’s feet, so consider purchasing a pair of protective shoes if your pooch has soft feet. Make sure to bring poop bags and a water bowl for your pet.

 Getting there:

The Fletcher Canyon trailhead is relatively simple to find and there is usually plenty of parking. Use this link for Google maps for the Fletcher Canyon Trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/3Te9CmTAR88uTVd29

There is also a nice little campground next to the Fletcher Canyon Trail called the Fletcher View Campground. The campground is super affordable with tent or RV spots with electric hookup and bathroom facilities for only $33/night. Pets are also allowed in the campground. In the winter, a lot of local residents drive up to this spot to go sledding.


Slot Canyon on the Fletcher Canyon Trail

Fletcher Canyon Stats

Total Distance: 4 miles round-trip

Dogs: Leashed Dogs Are Allowed

Elevation Gain: About 1,000 feet

Best Months: April- October


Fletcher Canyon: Mount Charleston Nevada



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