Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas

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Must see · Canyon · Geologic Formation
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are a series of canyons noted for their sandstone peaks and steep rock walls. The rugged rock formations rise up to 910 m (3,000 ft), making them a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination. You can explore most of this area via the 21 km (13 mi) one-way loop road, from which you can access numerous parking areas, picnic zones, and hiking and mountain-biking trails. Begin with a stop at the visitor center at the start of the loop road. Keep in mind that the trails usually start with an easy to moderate climb and become increasingly difficult as you progress to the top. Put Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area at the forefront of your travel plans using our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.
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  • A great place to spend an hour or the day . Very beautiful and the path were nice, lots of parking. If we would have arrived earlier in the day, we would have stayed longer.  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous! Don't forget your camera. Too many perfect picture spots to list. My family "thought" they didn't want to go, but once we got there they didn't want to leave.  more »
  • Love this place, always make a point of going when in the area. Make sure you book and pay online before you show up. access is restricted  more »
  • Red Rock, a true gem and a visual landmark that creates the real feel of the Vegas Valley. World renowned for rock climbing and also a really great place to take a motorcycle or bike ride through. If you are in the area and enjoy the outdoors this place provides all the scenic eye candy you’ll need. 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.
  • Absolutely a perfect place for a peaceful hike or rock climb. The trails are well groomed and patrons have definitely respected the "no litter" rules. I wish I had take a long sleeve jacket because the mountain air was quite brisk, but the sun was warm enough to overcome the annoyance of the cool air. The desert scenery and the amazing rock formations along with the colors of the landscape made it a perfect morning adventure. I am not a huge hiker but this place is a "must" for anyone who is an outdoors enthusiast on a trip to Vegas. The people who are fortunate enough to have their estates situated in the ravines are truly blessed. Brilliant stewardship. I cannot wait to return and explore more trails, and dedicate several days to that part of Vegas. The Red Rock Canyon Resort and Spa will likely be the next place I stay at when in Vegas.
  • This is a beautiful National Park (I had to show my National Park pass when entering the park), just west of Las Vegas. It's actually considered to be in Las Vegas, and is a great diversion to the city and casinos, and just a great place to stop and visit for awhile. It's just west of the city; I took Sahara Ave. west, and then just follow the signs and roads to get there. Once you get in the gate, stop in the welcome center - there's a gift shop, also there, and then, from there, follow the 13 mile road around and see some amazing sights, colorful rock formations, and enjoy the beauty and peace just a few miles from the Strip and city limits. If you visit Vegas and have a car, this place is a must to visit. You can also hike there.
  • A beautiful, accessible bit of nature very close to the sights of Las Vegas. Really it's the best part of Vegas. Great for hiking, running, biking, leisurely strolls, or a pleasant afternoon drive. It's definitely worth the entrance fee. But if you want a taste of Red Rocks without the fee, stop at Calico Rocks just before the entrance to the main visitor center for almost as much beauty at no cost.
  • Amazing hiking area barely 20 minutes from downtown. I was amazed by the colors and mountain views -- especially at sunset. There are several areas along the highway that basically loops through the National Park by several mountains and canyons. Multiple areas to stop and take pictures or hike into the wilderness. When I was there, people were hiking the trails, riding bikes, free-climbing some of the rock faces, or just meditating. This place will be top on my list of locations to visit on future trips to the area.

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