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.
- 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.
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.)
- 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
- 1000 Scenic Loop Dr
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60.51% 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
This is an awesome visit. Welcome center is first class! Along the loop there are places to stop and enjoy the beauty and color. There are lots of short hikes to enjoy around the loop. When in Vegas, this would be a have to small trip, very worth the trip. Be sure and have a camera for pics! At least 1 to 2 hours to really take your time to enjoy!
We come to Vegas once a year and this year we were there a little longer than normal. We love to hike so we decided to spend the afternoon at red rocks. There's a fee to get into the park. The visitors center is right at the entrance and they were helpful in recommending hikes to us. Most of the hikes are off of the 13 mile scenic drive. Just the drive itself is very pretty with good overlooks to stop at. We did the Calico Tanks trail. It was listed as 2.5 miles round trip but it felt a little longer. It started out flat and pretty easy and then there was a lot of climbing in the second half of the hike. The views of the rocks were great the whole time and the view at the end was gorgeous. You could also see the strip from the view point at the end which was cool. There was a lot of sand on the trail. I had to dump it out of my shoes when we were done. We also stopped at the short walk to the hieroglyphics which was cool. We decided to call it a day after one hike, but I would definitely go back and do more. It's awesome that a place like this is so close to Vegas (about 30 minutes). I definitely want to come here whenever I'm in Vegas now!
Just 30 minutes away from the Vegas strip, it's a beautiful place. We did the scenic drive and if you don't get down from the vehicle and hike, it would take less than an hour. We did not have much time, but if you do, make sure you hike on the trails. We also saw people do rock climbing. It would be a good place to spend the day. If you need souvenirs, buy it at the visitor center right after you purchase the entry ticket. Or else, once you finish the loop and decide to head back to the visitor center, you would need to pay again for the entry ticket.
This was a great place just outside of Las Vegas. There were so many cool rock formations. The welcome area was amazing and very informative. The staff were very friendly. I would definitely recommend going out to Red Rock if you are in Vegas. It's a nice escape from the crowds, noise and lights of the strip.
Very pretty landscape. Lots of scenic spots to stop at if you’re just driving, and it looked like there were decent amount of trails to hike too (was too hot to hike when we were there!) Visitor center was nice, clean, and staff seemed knowledgeable and friendly enough. Would love to come back and hike/camp when it wasn’t so hot!