Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located just a few miles west of Las Vegas, is named for the deep red 3,000-foot-... More
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located just a few miles west of Las Vegas, is named for the deep red 3,000-foot-high sandstone cliffs that are perched above the dusty wastelands of this part of the Mojave Desert. The view from any part of the park is breathtaking: mostly nature fills the view, but from some points you can make out the entire Las Vegas Strip in the distance! If the temperature is extremely hot, climbing/hiking/bicycling throughout the park is not recommended; instead, opt to drive around the park (expect to pay a small fee for motorized vehicles) along a 13-mile paved loop. A visitor's center provides information on area history, geology, flora and fauna (visitors may encounter burros, big horn sheep or desert tortoises). You can also pick up a map of the park with detailed hiking routes (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels). Rangers offer guided tours at no charge -- see website for schedules. It's open daily at 6a.
Reviews for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: 4
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Red Rock Canyon is beautiful, great hiking for all levels and a great place for taking awsome photos. If you do go make sure you stop at Calico Basin which is just up the road from the Red Rock Canyon Park entrance. It is open to the public and no fee. You can have a picnic, climb the rocks or just sit and view the beauty scenery. When we were there in April of 2004 there was a group of american indians druming in the Basin. Loved It!! Definately going back for more!!
Whether your an avid climber or a tourist, Red Rocks is a Must See when you're in Vegas. There's also a great vacation home within 10 minutes away from Red Rocks that we stayed at. It was so convenient. You can check out their website at: www.vrconnection.com/TutakVegasHome.