||Day Hike - Out and Back
||2.8 miles / 4.5 km
||1,000 feet / 305 meters
||7,600 feet / 2,316 meters
||8,600 feet / 2,621 meters
- All Year Long
|Things To See:
- Mountain Views
- Rock Formations
||Trail has not been rated.
||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
* The trail begins in Mazie Canyon amid ponderosa and white fir, but soon enters a stand of aspen. This is one of the most colorful areas in the summer when the wildflowers are blooming and the butterflies are around. In the winter it is a major avalanche path where only aspen and brush survive the repeated snowslides.
* About halfway up the trail is a waterfall just off the trail to the left. There is a short, old road leading to it. Although three falls flow down early in the season, there is usually only a trickle by the end of the summer.
* As the trail ascends out of the canyon toward the back of Cathedral Rock one gets a view of the avalanche chute below.
* When the trail reaches the saddle keep to the right. The trail climbs a few short, steep switchbacks before reaching the summit. On top is a spectacular view of Kyle Canyon several hundred feet below.
Note: Closely supervise small children and watch your footing. As you descend, please stay on the trail. The vertical cliffs below are dangerous and have claimed lives.