Turtlehead Peak, Photo Gallery, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Turtlehead Peak

Red Rock Canyon

Turtlehead Peak (6,323') is located 2.35 miles from the Sandstone Quarry Trailhead in Red Rock Canyon. This short but challenging hike begins mildly, then climbs over 1500' in just 1.35 miles on an ill-defined path to the summit. Turtlehead Peak is a stunning example of older limestone rock thrust above younger sandstone layers, part of a series of thrust faulting events that occurred throughout western North America 65 millions ago.

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