Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas

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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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  • On our most recent trip to Las Vegas we decided to walk the 3/4 mile accessible trail at Calico Basin that was closed for renovation during our 2019 vacation. It is any easy walk among spring fed... 
    On our most recent trip to Las Vegas we decided to walk the 3/4 mile accessible trail at Calico Basin that was closed for renovation during our 2019 vacation. It is any easy walk among spring fed...  more »
  • Put simply, this was the best place we saw when visiting Las Vegas. Less than 30 mins off the Strip and seems a world away!! Well set up and regular toilets around and lovely places to walk to, and... 
    Put simply, this was the best place we saw when visiting Las Vegas. Less than 30 mins off the Strip and seems a world away!! Well set up and regular toilets around and lovely places to walk to, and...  more »
  • I come 6-8 times a year. A short drive from most hotels in vegas. Dont miss it. Any time of day in the fall - spring. Come very early in the summer, Always bring water 
    I come 6-8 times a year. A short drive from most hotels in vegas. Dont miss it. Any time of day in the fall - spring. Come very early in the summer, Always bring water  more »
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  • I had a phenomenal time at Red Rock Canyon. I've never seen scenery like this and this was a great introduction to it. We did several hikes but enjoyed the Calico Hills and Calico Tanks hikes the most. The Calico Tanks hike was definitely moderate level and all of the light scrambling made it engaging and enjoyable. The payout at the top of the hike is incredible as well. You get a beautiful panoramic view of Red Rock Canyon and the valley. The view of the Strip from this angle was well worth the challenging hike. The scenic drive around the canyon was beyond enjoyable and this was a day well spent and a great escape from the Strip.
  • It’s a breathtaking scenic drive, surrounded by mountains. It’s so calm and serene. The scenic drive is a must , if you are interested to overcome, mini roller coaster. The drive has lots of loops and bends. But it’s definitely awesome and with lots of pits stops, to take many pictures. Just saw one red rock canyon. Take a drive during sunset 🌅. It’s just wow!! ❤️The ride is definitely romantic, if you are a lover of nature..!😍
  • Epic! Exceptional!! I was COMPLETELY ENTHRALLED by the display of nature and rolling, picturesque viewpoints. You get a good sense that it's a sacred expanse. It is well-worth the price of the ticket driving through. We stopped to take a brief hike on one of many viewpoint/stops, with plenty of parking and lots of pleasant fellow patrons to add to the overall positive experience. At the entrance gate, the attendant was so friendly and warm. We will happily be back! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  • Great hikes! Spent 4 days day hiking and there are many trails we didn't have time for. Hikes range from short and easy to long with lots of elevation changes. Beautiful rock formations with interesting shapes and colors. Be sure to bring water, hat and sunscreen; early April and already in the high 80's, UV index 8 and above. We will be back!
  • Stirring vistas, the driving loop is a great starter for those who want to get away from The Strip and city life. Bring the camera, water, sturdy walking shoes if you’re ambitious about hiking to see the sights! Be careful driving through because there are some tight turns and small hills to obscure what’s ahead. There are no guard rails from the road shoulders. The Visitor Center has a wealth of souvenirs and literature.

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