Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visitors can admire colorful rock formations on several hiking trails or on a 13-mile scenic drive.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sarah K
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely scenic drive
    If you want to get the full effect of the sun on the red rocks you need to go really early in the morning. This means that you will also miss most of the heat of the day. The visitors centre is only good for a bathroom stop.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Nesto69
    Maidstone, United Kingdom219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb scenery.
    Stunning park situated not far from Las Vegas. The l3 mile loop is organised well with parking lots for visitors to admire the views. Plenty of toilets along the way too. Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Sharron C
    United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a trip from Las Vegas
    A beautiful park just 30-40 minutes outside Las Vegas. It was quiet when we visited in August. Lots of parking spots and trails and a visitor centre that was worth popping into. Entrance was included with our Annual National Parks Pass.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • DrCDB
    Chile1,007 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great scenic drive and trails (springs!)
    Ee enjoyed so much. The scenic drive is great. The facilities as well maintained as well. The rock formations are quite impressive. We did a trail that led to a small but beautiful waterfall. We enjoy the water that is so much appreciated under the hot weather in Las Vegas.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 25, 2023
  • STraveler2
    New York534 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great scenery. A welcome change from the glitz of the Strip
    You will need a car or a tour but it is worth a short drive west from The Strip to see some great rock formations and scenery. Wonderful loop drive, some beautiful red rocks and picture spots. Good walking (hiking) areas both short and long. We always include this area when we visit Vegas. So convenient to Vegas. A half day is just the right amount of time - getting there and seeing it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Madeline M
    Palm Desert, California26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had no clue that this national park was so close to Las Vegas! What an excellent adventure.
    Easy to navigate park with lots of trails and amazing hiking and rock formations. Close to town but a million miles from the glitter of Las Vegas. Reservations are required beginning October 1. You don’t need days to enjoy but you could easily spend several getting to know the park.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • 10ringtraveler
    Alpine, California668 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    I have been here several times in the past but the visitor center has always been closed. We got there early enough today that we spent about 30 minutes there! So informative and so many displays! The drive through the park is icing on the cake! It looks like it too! This place is beautiful! Highly recommended!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • michaelg999969
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome
    We love going to Red Rocks. The scenery is indescribable, and the park wasn't too crowded so it worked out perfectly. We did some of the smaller trails and even gave Turtlehead a shot (didn't make it the whole way). It is a must do if going out to Vegas, just make sure you book a reservation starting in October.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 6, 2023
  • shovi55
    Tel Aviv, Israel37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view
    If you are in Vegas, this is a must!! The view is no less than amazing. The pictures are not misleading. You can take a hike or just travel with the car and stop for pictures. I recommend both. The entrance cost is 22USD, worth every penny. From October 1st you need to register in advance!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Rebecca G
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day! Return trip needed.
    Stunning area. Joined a Pink Jeep tour as my family all flew out a day before me. I had had a fantastic day. Would love to go back.again. many great hikes to do and loved exploring the different landscapes.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 11, 2023
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Daphne D
Vancouver Island, Canada408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This is a beautiful place. So different from what I’m used to. A nice scenic 1 way drive with lots of pullouts and wide enough you can let others pass. It looks like a perfect hiking area bit at 43+ temps was far too hot for us to hike. We did do a brief walk to the petroglyphs and enjoyed a quick walk. We rented a car from the Flamingo hotel on Vegas strip and drove out. Perfect morning activity to do. Highly recommend.
Written June 12, 2024
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E O
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great Viator tour - our guide, Steve, was funny, knowledgeable, he made the tour very enjoyable. Beautiful area and the ranch was wonderful.
Written June 10, 2024
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WabashO
The Villages, FL773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
If you’re in Las Vegas, make a plan to visit this area. It’s $20 to gain access. You don’t need to reserve a time during off peak season. It’s a one way drove with many stops to photograph, hike, or picnic. The gift shop is at the beginning of the drive so get what you want before you start the drive. You’ll have to pay again if you want to enter at the end. They had some cool items that were fairly priced. It’s definitely worth the time and fee to view!
Written June 10, 2024
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Stan Tecza
Connecticut11,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Only about thirty minutes out of Las Vegas this day excursion is a must. We rented a car and it was much more affordable than taking tour. In my opinion no reason for a tour especially silly as the temperature heats up. We were able to explore at our own leisure without anchored by group.
Written June 8, 2024
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mayniacmo
Waterloo, Canada157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
There are many different trails and the weather can be vastly different than downtown so be sure to pack layers and hiking shoes! We started with the Calico Tanks trail which we followed for about 30 min and then turned back as it was getting a bit tricky to climb. (We just had running shoes, so I’d recommend hiking shoes). Also it was much cooler than anticipated so we turned back since it was windy and cool. (we didn’t have wind breakers). We then drove and stopped at the overlooks for pictures. Unfortunately we arrived before the visitor center was open, so I feel that they could have given us some pointers. We would like to do the Pine Creek trail the next time as that looked very unique compared to all the other trials. We were basically under dressed and couldn't really comfortably do any other trails, but it was still a beautiful drive and the overlooks provided a great view and pictures!
Written June 3, 2024
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Brandon L
Roseville, MN33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The different formations and scenery were beautiful. Seeing freeclimbers on the Calico Hills was very impressive. Lots of great photo opps.
Written May 28, 2024
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Carrie1999
Boise, ID48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful place and close to Vegas. Easy to see from the car but with lots of hiking options. I would have appreciated a paper map or pamphlet to take with me from the visitor center but there was only QR codes or the option to take a photo of their map.
Written May 27, 2024
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Alan304
Cranford, NJ2,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Purchase your pass online in advance of your visit. Try to time your arrival with a ranger stroll at the visitor center and you will get a good overview of the area. There are many places to park along the scenic loop with multiple hiking options.
Written May 18, 2024
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44Laur44
Bellbrook, OH8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The views were amazing and several lookouts to stop for photos. Nice visitor center with some displays and was appropriate for all ages.
Written May 10, 2024
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GiseppeGord
781 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Order online for a specific entry time. We have a national Park Pass so the entry is gratis. There is a small gift shop and info desk. Bathrooms clean and easily accessed. Parking good. The 13 mile scenic drive is beautiful You can easily see the geologic time in the sandstone levels. There are numerous areas to stop and take walks/hikes. Definitely recommend that you secure a map at the info desk before taking the drive.
Written May 9, 2024
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