Every time I get to Lost Wages, I spend at least one day at Red Rock. It’s only a few miles from the strip to 197,000 acres of beautiful desert wilderness.
While most outdoors folk go for the bouldering, you can quickly access great hiking, as well.
Branch Whitney posted his favourite hikes there:
Calico Tank Fern Canyon Las Vegas Overlook
Juniper Peak Boot Boulder Terrace Canyon
Bridge Mtn via Ice Box Canyon Mt. Wilson via Cleaver Crack Rainbow Peak without the Ledges
It’s Prime Time for Red Rock Canyon! – Hiking Las Vegas blog
That excellent website content is available to members only. But non-members can still read their blog in advance of a trip to Sin City.
I am hoping to get there in April, myself.