Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas: Hours, Address, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
4.5
State Parks • National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Canyons • Geologic Formations
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Visitors can admire colorful rock formations on several hiking trails or on a 13-mile scenic drive.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jerri L
Johnston, IA1,764 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Spent half a day in this park in January when we wanted to get out of Vegas and do some hiking and exploring. The park fee for a vehicle day pass is $15 and well worth the time spent here. It was just over 60 degrees so plenty comfortable for us northerners and we wore shorts with a long sleeve top, had on sunscreen and carried water on our hikes. There is a 13 mile one way scenic loop which you can drive through and see plenty just stopping at the overlooks. There are also many hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate to difficult with a variety of elevation rises and lengths that you can choose from to see petroglyphs, hidden falls, scenic views and nature’s beauty more close up.

The guide which you can access online or pick up in paper form has a map and very good descriptions of all scenic views, overlooks and hiking trails. Be aware that if you plan to rely on your phone, service is not reliable throughout the park. I recommend arriving early to beat the crowds especially on weekends or when the weather is more inviting. There is a visitor and information building with bathrooms and some information on the park and animals and land but stop on your way in because with a one-way route you won’t have another opportunity.

We spent about 4 hours in the park and hit a few of the highlights, stopped at the scenic overlooks and hiked 4 different trails. Check park hours as well because they vary with the seasons. We will be back to explore the area more but the time we spent gave us time to explore the park and hit the highlights.
Written January 23, 2020
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Martin S
Epsom, UK57 contributions
Jan 2020
Well worth the drive out west, and the $15 entrance fee for vehicles, $10 for m/cycles and $5 for pushbikes (steep ride p in places), this is a one-way loop to see the canyon with lots of lookout points and wide road with perfect surface. Tours also available I believe.

There are also several toilet blocks (big hole in ground variety with a raised seat so pungent in the summer no doubt, no running water but hand sanitiser provided).

We didn't stop at Visitor Center [sic] but it looked impressive and I believe the entry fee to the Conservation Area included entrance to the Center.

Take a camera and go around sunset/sunrise for best lighting and some great panoramic scenes and views of the city from afar...

Be prepared for lengthy queues to get in though, even at end of January we queued for 20mins or so mid-morning.
Written February 4, 2020
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Courtney
8 contributions
Jan 2020
I love this place. I'm a local, and have spent a grand amount of time in Red Rock Canyon hiking, driving around, and taking photos. It's beautiful all year round. It's not recommended if you have trouble walking or trekking as you will need to have some mobility to actually get inside the different canyon regions, trails and hikes. They have a lot of different day hikes that can be enjoyed by most people, including dogs and young children too. There are hikes for agile and advanced hikers, mediocre hikes for those who just want to show off that they've been here without actually taking the time to hike and see the different canyons, and hikes for more moderate/average hikers, like myself. It is NOT FREE to get in, but well worth the $10-$15 they do charge. Only downfall is there are no disposals on or near trails (for obvious reasons regarding wildlife, and inability to constantly clean and get to them) so a lot of people discard their garbage, unwanted things they don't want to hike back through with, and even children's diapers all over the place; trails, and mountains, and they really don't belong in a place like this. Stay home instead. Otherwise, great place to get a good workout, and worth it to spend some time here.
Written January 18, 2020
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NoCalDad
Carson, CA132 contributions
Mar 2020
wanted to get some fresh air on our junket to Vegas. Looked up this place and off we went. Frontal weather discouraged longer walks but we stopped at the calico hills and the petroglyph wall for a peek. Definitely worth the 30 min drive from downtown and $15 vehicle charge, which allows you to drive the 13-mile loop at your leisure. More than adequate facilities at multiple stops, picnic areas and well marked trails. Will be back in better weather.
Written March 16, 2020
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TheTraveler3313
Toledo, OH630 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This is a must do ever time we visit Vegas. It is very relaxing and beyond beautiful. I recommend just renting a car and paying the $15 vs. $100+ tour. It’s really not about the money it is more about allowing you to enjoy Red Rock at your own pace. The first time we did a tour and the tour guide was very knowledgeable, but unfortunately it was done in an hour. Since then we have always rented a car so we can take advantage of other things Vegas has to offer and one benefit has been driving to Red Rock (as well as Valley of Fire and the Grand Canyon). I definitely recommend going to Red Rock and if you have your own car that would be a bonus.
Written September 4, 2021
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W Anthony M
utica ny, United States29 contributions
Sep 2021
The tour was mainly a drive through . That was because of the tour we chose. I would have preferred more hiking and exploring. We did a private tour (TWO COUPLES) . The driver was extremely well informed and shared his knowledge with us. The van was comfortable and clean. All of us wore masks in spite of all being vaccinated (driver included). Although we had just been to Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion, this was different enough to make it very worthwhile
Written September 12, 2021
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Galacticcelt
MO28 contributions
Dec 2021
We did the Nature Center, Scenic Drive and did some hiking. My middle son wanted to see some 'cool rock formations' and Red Rock Canyon was voted best for close to Las Vegas.
We paid $17 for a family of 5 for 5 hours of good family entertainment in an educational and picturesque environment - well worth the trip.
Written December 6, 2021
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CLW
Macon, GA395 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Looking for nature as peace to get away from Las Vegas then a nice reprieve. Nothing compared to Red Rocks in Sedona. Interesting and nice drive, worth the entrance fee. We paid on line because it said had to have reservations, we had to pay a $2 fee and found a lot of folks just paying at gate and didn’t have to pay but $15 instead of $17. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Written October 19, 2021
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TheTraveler3313
Toledo, OH630 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
I LOVE Red Rock. It is gorgeous and very peaceful. The views are truly breathtaking and I love to go every time I visit Vegas. You can take the tour, but I recommend driving yourself (if you rent a car). You can explore at your own pace plus it only cost $15 per car to get it so you save a lot of money by not doing a tour. Tours are 100+ so if you and another person go you are spending over $200 vs. if you drive you will pay $15. I have taken the tour and with the right tour guide it can be informational and entertaining, but I still don’t think it’s work the difference in cost.
Written October 8, 2020
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ELKW
United States8,947 contributions
Jun 2019
although it's not a national park, yet with the National park pass, you can enter here for free, but the entrance fee itself is not expensive, much cheaper than those national parks, it just take a short drive (about half hour) from Strip to here. There is a one-way scenic drive, with several spots you can stop and take a look to the view, take some pictures, you can also walk some trails if you have time. The petroglyph wall trail is short and easy, but the sign is very small and not easy to find. The visitor center has some exhibits, with outdoor exhibition area, the environment is good, you can also ask for ranger book for your kid, they can get a badge, too. I suggest spend at least half day there, you can stay longer if you want to hike more trails.
Written May 5, 2020
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