Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 66%Local Culture
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 58%Green Travelers
- 58%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (87)
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation AreaDec 07, 2013
Gorgeous spot for getting in touch with nature, away from the neon lights of the Strip. Just a 30-minute drive west of the Strip, this nature preserve is especially gorgeous before sunset. Stop off at the visitor center before you get to the entrance fee station at the start of the scenic loop drive. That way, you can pick up all the info you'll need, whether you're looking to go rock climbing, picnicking or hiking. Check the website in advance for guided activity tours (reservations usually required, nominal fees apply). Also make sure you check on Red Rock's seasonal opening hours, because the scenic drive and the main part of the entire conservation area are only open during limited daylight hours.
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation AreaMember ofGreen TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Dec 07, 2013
When you need a breath of fresh air, do as the locals do: go hiking at Red Rock. If the weather is too hot, you can still take in the breathtaking views of the rust-colored natural rock formations from the comfort of your air-conditioned car on the 13-mile route that runs through the park.
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation AreaMember ofGreen TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Dec 07, 2013
This is a beautiful conservation area. Spending a few hours here can make you forget all about the craziness of Vegas. There are areas to hike or rock climb and lots of areas to take fabulous photos. There is also a visitor's center with information and a little store.
Area map from website: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/field_offices/las_vegas_field_office/red_rock/red_rock_area_mao.Par.84955.File.dat/vicinitymap.pdf
$7 vehicle fee, bicycles and pedestrians are cheaper.
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation AreaMember ofGreen TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Dec 07, 2013
If you have been to Vegas too many times and starting to get tired of all the gambling and clubbing, take a short trip away from the strip to see the other side of this desert town has to offer.
The Red Rock Canyon is extremely tourist friendly. A short scenic drive will take you through most of the major attractions and overlooks. Those who are not fond of hiking or walking can stay in the comfort in their own cars and still able to experience the beauty of nature. More adventurous souls could enjoy hiking in the canyon or scrambling through some rocks. Be cautious though, summer heat could be really daunting.
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation AreaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Dec 07, 2013
Great place to see the rock formation and the history of the area. Also a great place to see the desert tortoise. Disability access is available. You will need about 2 hours to visit.
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation AreaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 25, 2013
This is a great place to go hiking out in the Nevada desert. It’s a lil ways north of Las Vegas with tons of red volcanic rock, sand, and wildlife. They have all kinds of fun things here.
There are multiple entrances to this park and parking is available at some places. The trails here go all over the desert; up to and over or around hills, cacti’, rock formations, etc. There are interesting insects, wildlife, and flora/fauna to check out. You can see samples of this at the pagodas around the park.
PRO TIP: Bring a hydration pack or a lot of water, you are hiking/walking in the desert!
There are multiple picnic areas with tables under pagodas in some locations. Some of the parking areas have restrooms as well. Thus you don’t have to find a shrubbery to pull up. That is never as fun for some as it is for others…
Be prepared to be hot and dirty if you spend any time here at all. The dust can be kicked up easily, but its so refreshing to be in an alien environment and experiencing something new. I love it a lot. It makes me super happy to get out and about like this and this is a great place to go and explore.
So if you need a fun excursion from lost wages while there and want something free… well here you go!
- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation AreaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 07, 2013
I wish I can give it more stars! I didn't live too far from here and would frequently come here to have a picnic or walk around the trails. There is parking fee of a few dollars to park, and you can drive to other parking lots with trails. I usually by-passed this fee, and drove ahead a mile further to park for free and have a picnic in the outside (covered) table area. It was nice to watch hikers hike up the gigantic reddish mountains, and see the sunset. Vegas has really pretty desert sunsets in the open air valley...the sky is endless.