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Keystone Thrust

Intermediate
 3.8 (10)

A short hike out to one of the most significant geological features in Red Rock Canyon.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

5,216' 1,590 m

High

4,948' 1,508 m

Low

316' 96 m

Up

164' 50 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

From the White Rock Loop, head up the singletrack path to the Keystone Thrust. Even though the trail is a mile long, you'll enter the thrust around the 0.75-mile mark. At the thrust, you can easily go off trail to scramble around this ancient rock formation. Continuing to the end of the trail will put you on a ridge overlooking Calico Basin, Turtlehead Peak, and the Keystone Thrust.

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Caleb Joyce

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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#80

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#10,109

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Looking out over Red Rocks from the top of the Keystone Thrust.
Apr 19, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
Hikers set off clockwise on the White Rocks Loop
Apr 9, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
Heading back down to the White Rock Loop.
Apr 19, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
View of the Keystone Thrust from the end of the trail.
Apr 19, 2017 near Summerl…, NV

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Apr 5, 2021
Tilman Giese
Jun 26, 2020
Sean Sherry
Feb 25, 2019
J K
Dec 31, 2018
Sophie Astrof
Awesome
Oct 28, 2018
Mike Buoy
Apr 29, 2018
Michael Podguski
Got within .2 of a mile of the actual Keystone Thrust, but had to turn back due to time and other constraints. Hike provided awesome desert views! 1.4mi
Mar 4, 2018
Lee H