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Ice Box Canyon
Overview of Ice Box Canyon Hike
An easy out and back hike for most adventurers, this is a great hike to do once the weather starts warming up as it has a lot of shade. During the colder months, the waterfall is stronger.
Ice Box Canyon Hike Information and Stats
- Route Type: Out and Back
- Distance: ~2.5 miles
- Elevation of Peak: ~4,000
- Elevation Gain: ~400
- Hiking Time: 2 – 3 hours, depending on the pace
- Difficulty: The train into the canyon is easy and for those who are more adventurous, there is scrambling further into the canyon near the end of the waterfall area.
Getting to Ice Box Canyon
- Directions: Once you pass the pay booth, drive approximately 8 miles on the Scenic Loop and look for a sign that says Ice Box Canyon, which will be on the right.
- Trailhead: Marked and easy to find.
- Parking: There is a small parking lot and it is recommended you start your day early to find a spot.
- Fees: There is a fee to enter the area and the most current information can be found on the Red Rock Conservation Area website.
Other Information About Ice Box Canyon
- Restrooms: Yes, at the parking lot/trailhead
- Cellular Service: Unknown at this time
- Kid Friendly: Yes but the further you go back into the canyon the more difficult it may be for younger children. The trail has larger rocks to navigate (see photo below) which could easily turn an ankle for those who are not careful.
- Dog-Friendly: Yes but there are some places that dogs may need assistance depending on how far you go into the canyon.
What to Take on Your Hike to Ice Box Canyon
Photos of Ice Box Canyon
Online Reference and Resources for Ice Box Canyon
- Ice Box Canyon map on Red Rock website
- I am a hiking enthusiast and not an expert, the information shared here is from my personal experiences and research to share with others as a reference.
- All stats such as distances, elevations, elevation gains, ratings, and times are approximate based on mobile apps, GPS data, Google Earth, and other references compiled as a resource.
- Click here to view my current hiking diary of other trails and points of interest for reference.