Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area13587 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 3 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Canyon, Nature
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area situated in Nevada is a preserved range operated by the Bureau of Land Management, as a major aspect of its National Landscape Conservation System. It is secured as a National Conservation Area, and is found around the range of 15 miles to the west of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip provides a grand panoramic view of the Red Rock Canyon. The range of Red Rock Canyon trails is visited by an excess of 1 million guests every year. The protected range showcases a set of substantial red rock creations, mainly featuring a set of sandstone crests and dividers worldwide named as the Keystone Thrust. The dividers reach a height of 3,000 feet or 910 metres, making them a mainstream trekking and rock climbing terminus. The most elevated focus is the La Madre Mountain, situated at a height of 2,485 m. A restricted circular street, spreading 21 km around the canyon, furnishes vehicle access to a large number of the characteristic zones in the territory.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Travel Tips
- The Red Rock Canyon is a renowned natural grandeur easily accessible by a four-wheel-drive way off of the picturesque circle. The unaware tourists reach it through travelling between the valley slice through by State Route 159, which is usually wrongly refered to as Red Rock Canyon. The huge divider of rock called the Wilson Cliffs, or Keystone Thrust, might be seen along the western premises of this roadway.
- For general information call on +1 (702) 515-5367.
Entrance Ticket Details For Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
These are the ticket prices for vehicles to be allowed on Red Rock Canyon tours:
- Daily Car/Truck Fee: $7 per vehicle
- Daily Motorcycle, Bicycle, Pedestrian Fee: $3 per vehicle
- Red Rock Annual Pass: $30 per person (hikers, bicycles etc.)
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Hours
- The Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center is open every day from 8:00 AM - 4:30 pm.
The scenic loop is open every day of the year with times changing slightly according to the season:
- November to February : 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
- March - 6:00 am : 7:00 pm
- April - September : 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
- October - 6:00 am : 7:00 pm
How to Reach Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
- 1000 Scenic Loop Dr
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56.52% of people who visit Las Vegas include Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in their plan
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69.5% of people start their Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
91.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Reviews & Ratings
Red Rock is a truly wonderful gem and a visual landmark that helps create the feel of the Vegas Valley. It is world renowned for rock climbing and is also a really great place to take a motorcycle ride through. If you are in the area and enjoy the outdoors, Red Rock is a must on your list. The color of the rocks is beautiful. If you are on the opposite end of the valley, Red Rock provides a great backdrop for watching the sun go down behind Mt. Charleston. Enjoy the many things you can do out there - hiking, a family picnic or a scenic drive. A great place to visit.
Hubby and I came at the perfect time. The weather was amazing. We did the scenic driving route and stopped at a couple trails. The restrooms aren’t too pleasant, but it’s better than popping a squat on a bush. You can purchase annual and military passes good for all national parks.
One of my most favorite memories... I've only been here once, around 2000 or 2001, but I recommend it to everyone that tells me they're going to Vegas! The views are gorgeous. Unforgettable. Just wish we had taken more time when we were there to do some actual 'hiking'. It's a 'must do' the next time I'm out west!
I'd definitely recommend the red Rock canyon over the Grand canyon! The scenic drive is gorgeous with a ton of stops and trails along the way. The trails are really beautiful, although some signs are contradictory (different trail lengths and difficulties). Also, some trails are not on the map that you receive when entering. The place is great for hiking tho! Just remember to bring enough water, it's super hot there. You have a lot of trail choices, going from short 1-3hr trails to 6-10hr.
My absolute favorite nature place in Vegas! The mountains are are so colorful and the terrain is so diverse and unique. There is a small entrance fee but if you get the annual National Park pass it’s free. If you don’t have much time just do the whole loop with the car and make a few stops at different sites. If you have a lot of time make sure you explore Calico Tanks trail (has a beautiful panoramic view of Vegas from the top of the mountain) or Ice Box Canyon. There are some caves and tribal paintings on these trails. The Canyon is beautiful during all times of the year. I especially love it in the winter when it snows here (happens only once in 4-5 years!)