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White Dome Loop, NV

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Rated  Favorite Wish List NV > Vegas
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Loop 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,003 feet
Accumulated Gain 116 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.68
Interest Historic
Backpack No
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15  2018-01-02 Steph_and_Blake
14  2015-03-10 lindaagm
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Preferred   Nov, Mar, Feb, Jan → Any
Seasons   Early Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  5:46am - 5:01pm
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Should be called Rainbow Domes
by Steph_and_Blake

Overview
This is a short hike through multi-colored sandstone formations of various shapes and sizes. It would be a great place to take kids to burn off some of their energy!

Warning
Be careful of your footing when there's a light layer of sand on the slickrock.


History
During the hike you'll pass by a stone and timber wall that's leftover from the filming of the 1965 movie, The Professionals.

Hike
Starting at the White Domes parking area and going in a clockwise direction, you'll hike upwardly through two tall sandstone walls. Once through this "hallway", you'll begin your descent and get the first view of the white domes. The colorful rock formations will make you forget that it's a bit of a workout walking through the sand. Take your time (and lots of pictures) as the hike is short and there's a lot to see.

In about 1/3 of a mile you'll come to the partial wall from the movie set. Past the wall you'll drop into Kaolin Wash and see a sign pointing you to the right (west). Follow the trail through a short narrow section (less than a football field long) and arrive at another sign. Again, you'll be directed to the right (heading north) through a gap in the sandstone. Eventually you'll pop out of the sandstone formations at the road that leads to the parking lot and your vehicle.

The entire hike, except for the short stretch paralleling the road, is very scenic and amazing.

Steph_and_Blake
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    Permits are purchased upon entry to individual parks at a standard entrance fee of $7 to $12 per day with a $2.00 discount to Nevada residents. more info


    Directions
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    To hike
    From Las Vegas, NV, take I-15 northeast to Valley of Fire Highway. Turn right, drive 18 miles, then turn left onto White Domes Road. Drive to the end of White Domes Road.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Jan 08 2018 2:19 pm
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