Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas
Categories: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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. Add Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to your Las Vegas travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Las Vegas itinerary builder.
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A short drive, approx 30-45mis, away from the Vegas strip. Easy to find and once there, there is a fee of $7.50 per car. You are also given a map of the park, which shows location where the views are ... read more »
We did not spend a lot of time here but it is very serene. The views are outstanding. If you like nature and like to hike this is a place you should not miss.
This place is absolutely beautiful -literally, amazing. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. This is definitely a must-do activity in Las Vegas. Spend half a day, or a day here. It will be a ... read more »
Beautiful park. Red Rock is super nice when you want to get away from the city and hike, bike or 4 wheel. If your going to 4 wheel, the minimum specs would be 4wheel drive and a lift. We do the trail with our 09 stock Rubicon but it does get difficult without the added lift. Hiking and biking this area is a must. You will see some beautiful landscapes. Take the dog or the kids. This is a good way to spend a Saturday.
Red Rocks is a stunning place to visit. Went there and took the drive around the scenic loop. Did not go hiking. Enjoyed the drive. Had time to get out of the car and take photos. When in Vegas this place is not to be missed. Just a 45-minute drive off the strip. Stopped in Chinatown on the back. Made the trip a worthwhile Adventure. Will hike a few Trails next time I'm in Las Vegas
The jewel of the greater Las Vegas area. Just minutes from town but a world away. A great visitor center that provides views of the various peaks in the range and Lord of family friendly information about the area. The loop takes you to most of the various hikes ands most will provide you a nice reprieve of the normal summer heat.
I live in Vegas and love to come here at least once a month. It's always so beautiful out here. Sometimes I just do the scenic drive and stop at a few of the rest stops along the way. Other times, when the weather is nice, I'll do one of the hikes. I'm not an experienced hiker so I stick to the easier trails. If you're visiting Vegas, it's worth the trip. It makes for a nice contrast to the neon beast that is Las Vegas.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is BLM property west of Las Vegas. I go here every time I visit Las Vegas. It's best visited in the early morning when the red rocks glow in the dawn's light. Most visitors just drive the loop which gives panoramic vistas. If you have some time to spend, take a short hike on any of the numerous trails to discover this spectacular landscape up close.
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