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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  • We did 3 hikes here and really enjoyed it! Loved that it is so close to Las Vegas about 30 minutes away. We will be back!  more »
  • Came around a bend as we drove up, and were greeted with amazing views. Had lunch with friends and family at a old ghost town and took a train ride with the grand kids.  more »
  • A great place to get away from the typical Vegas Strip atmosphere. A great 13 mile driving loop lets you see many of the beautiful rock formations from your car, with options to get out and climb arou...  more »
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  • When in Vegas sometimes you just get tired of the strip, or you may be looking for something to change it up. Luckily the beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation is only about 30 minutes away and I would consider it a must do when in town. The breathtaking views are numerous and there are plenty of spots to stop along the trail and take photos. I went on a Friday afternoon and it was only $7 for entry. I completed the scenic drive which took about 80 minutes to observe all the beautiful views out here. Make sure when you purchase your ticket to also pick up a map which will be a very helpful guide when on the 13 mile scenic route. There isn't much else to say about this beautiful land... the photos speak for themselves. Definitely try it out if in town!
  • Beautiful drive through and nice hiking trails. Best time to go is in April or mid to late October. The weather is perfect. Summer is too hot and winter is too cold. Use the bathrooms at the visitor center. Avoid the bathrooms along the scenic route drive. Make sure you fill up on gas before you hit the mountain. After visiting red rock canyon there is a nice scenic drive continuing down Charleston to Blue Diamond. You may spot a wild burro.
  • Red Rock Canyon is a fun and challenging place to hike. If you're looking for a simple hike or scaling the canyon walls 2,000 feet up then you'll enjoy this place. If you're in Vegas and are looking for something cool to do this is perfect. In less than 30 minutes you can go from the craps table to the foothills of the mountain. Remember to take the proper gear as in all hikes preparation is the most important thing. If you wear shorts make sure you have some gators and good hiking shoes. Keep in mind also it is the desert, no water, dry trails, sharp rocks, unforgiving shrubs, scorching sun and cool mornings/evenings in the shade. As always let someone know when you go, where you're going and when you expect to be back. Have fun!
  • This place is gorgeous and well worth the entrance fee. Lots of trails ranging from easy to difficult. Beautiful scenery and plenty of safe places to climb and scramble. A trail map is available at the visitor center. Even on a crowded day you will find some "empty" spots simply because there is so much land to explore and so many hidey holes. We visited here around February when the weather was nice but not very hot, and this is probably the best time to go if you're wanting to hike. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the trails. We got a ton of great pictures as well.
  • This place is great for natural beauty especially the Red Rock Canyon. This is not very far from Las Vegas hardly 20 minutes of drive. It is a state park so there is an entry charge of $10 but it is worth it. You have two options here either you can do hiking or drive to different spots. If the weather is pleasant and you love hiking then go for hiking otherwise I would recommend to drive. The drive is 10 miles long. Initially, I thought that it is a waste of money and time but when I checked different places then I was really impressed. They have well maintained it. I really liked two of the spots: Red Rock Canyon and vista point. Red Rock Canyon is almost similar to grand canyon on smaller scale. If you check all the spots and spending some time exploring it then it can easily take your entire day. There are different small hiking trails present. On the most of the spots you would be able to find parking. Some of the spots are really popular among hiker so it would be little difficult to find parking.
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