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Pets allowed
Yes-restrictions
Elevation Gain
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
0.35 mi (0.56 km)
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The Coyote Loop Trail is a short, easy trail that contains the most shade of any of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge's trails. Making a loop of about 0.35 mile in total, visitors must walk portions of the Jackrabbit Loop and Bighorn Loop trails in order to reach the trail.

A picnic area, historic railroad tie cabin, and birding telescopes all sit along the short trail. One feature of interest is the Refugium, a small building created to mimic the natural home of the Pahrump poolfish, an endangered omnivorous fish whose natural home was a spring that no longer exists due to groundwater pumping introduced to the area in 1975. The Birdsong Loop Trail can be accessed at the far end of the trail. All amenities are located at the trailhead at the visitor center.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Trail offers shade. All ability levels.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

2,900.00 ft (883.92 m)

Highest point

2,915.00 ft (888.49 m)

Net Elevation Gain

15.00 ft (4.57 m)

Address

Bighorn Loop
Las Vegas, NV 89166
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Wildlife
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Potable water
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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