Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

las vegas, united states of america

Nature , Adventure , Hiking , Wildlife Parks , Deserts
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 15 miles west of Las Vegas. It is popular for its red rock formations and it is popular among adventure seekers for hiking and rock climbing. This nature's wonder is a must visit when you visit the Nevada state.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: march - may . september - november .
access_time Timing:
06:00 - 19:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 4 hours
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Red Rock Canyon offers a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, located just a few miles west of Las Vegas and covers 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. Highlight of Red Rock Canyon are its rock formations and their color variety. Apart from the natural beauty tourists come here for hiking, camping, exploring plants and wildlife. 

Unique geological features to see are Aztec Sandstone, red color, , Iron Concretions, Limestone, Dinosaurs' Footprints, Keystone Thrust Fault

Famous Hiking Trails

Moenkopi Loop
Average time: 1.5hrs, Difficulty: easy. Distance: 2 miles (3.2 km) (loop), Highlight: Triassic fossils and desert flora

Calico Hills
Average time: 1.5 – 3.5 hrs, Difficulty: easy to moderate. Distance: variable, Highlights: Red Rocks contrasting against surrounding desert and blue sky

Calico Tanks
Average time: 2hrs, Difficulty: moderately strenuous , Distance: 2.5 miles (4.0 km) round trip, Highlights: spectacular red and yellow rock scenery

Turtlehead Peak
Average time: 3.5-4.5hr, Difficulty: very strenuous. Distance: 5 miles (8.0 km) round trip.

Keystone Thrust
Average time: 1.5hrs, Difficulty: moderate. Distance: 2.2 miles (3.5 km) round trip, Highlights: the Keystone Thrust geological formation

White Rock to Willow Springs
Average time: 2.5hrs, Difficulty: easy to moderate. Distance: 4.4 miles (7.1 km) round trip, Highligts: pine trees, mountains, cactus, wildlife such as big horn sheep

Lost Creek Children's Discovery Trail
Average time: 1hr, Difficulty: easy. Distance: .7 miles (1.1 km) round trip, Highlights: tone stairs, rock-covered natural tunnels, petroglyphs, a boardwalk and Seasonal Waterfall

Ice Box Canyon
Average time: 2 hrs, Difficulty: moderately strenuous. Distance: 2.5 miles (4.0 km), Highlights: Wildflowers and seasonal waterfall, famous in Spring season

Passes for 1 Day

  • Car/Truck: $15 per vehicle
  • Motorcycle: $10 per vehicle
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian: $5 per person
  • Commercial Tour Vehicle (bus, limo, taxi, ride-share, etc.): $15 per vehicle + $5 per person

Scenic Drive Timings

Nov - Feb: 6 AM to 5 PM
March:  6 AM to 7 PM
Apr-Sep: 6 AM to 8 PM
Oct: 6 AM to 7 PM

Contact

local_phone +1 702 515 5350
Local Time

Location

Las Vegas Strip Clark County Nevada United States
City center: The Las Vegas Strip
Nearest airport: McCarran International Airport

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