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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Visitors can admire colorful rock formations on several hiking trails or on a 13-mile scenic drive.
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3205 Nevada 159, Las Vegas, NV 89161
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the views are stunning, the colors are prominent, makes you want to go climbing into the wild rock formations

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kc K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented a car and drive here to escape the strip. The views were amazing and we explored quite a bit. Remember to bring some water as the loop is pretty long and the air is very dry (we forgot). Near the back of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clewis906
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was raining on the day we went, we weren't able to get into the park due to flooding but there was a overlook just down the road which was great. It stopped raining while we were there and we got to see a beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsTimmons
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Red Rock Canyon is a must for outdoor lovers for its majestic vistas of the Mojave Desert. We visited the site twice, once to hike Turtlehead Peak and the second time to cycle the scenic loop during this past December. There is normally a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Red Rock Canyon is an easily accessible, picturesque reprieve from all the lights and noise of the Las Vegas Strip. I pay a visit here nearly every time I go to Vegas. When I take people that haven't been, they're always appreciative and understand why...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bluesfaninla
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just a short drive from Vegas hotels. Nice diversion and terrific scenic drive. Plenty of places to pull off for pictures and nature walks. Been there several times and it’s always good.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stewcrew99
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited here in early November 2018 for her birthday weekend. We were staying on the strip, but felt a hike was required after a couple days of indulging in cocktails and an incredible buffet. The drive from the strip is really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jakeosaurus
Reviewed 2 days ago

Red Rock Canyon is very close to the Strip, but it is a whole world away. There are many opportunities to hike, and the roughly fourteen (14) single-way mile loop brings visitors to see many different colored rock formations. The scenery is definitely stunning, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TennisStar602
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been twice and I'd have say that winter time is my favorite. The view is amazing and without the summer heat the trails are more manageable to hike just have to dress yo the weather. Everything was shoveled just have to safe cause its...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Krista971
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, clean, nice overlooks. Glad we visited. Drove over from Vegas. Couldn't hike due to immobility of other travelers,but hopefully another time.

Date of experience: January 2019
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November 29, 2018|
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Response from j1629 | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be totally fine! Not hiking but driving. I am a special ed director. By your email, I’m guessing you are a Speech Pathologist. We need more of you in the world!!!
October 12, 2018|
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Response from glenndoras | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest going by one of the touring buses. They make all the main stops and stress free and you get to meet people along with all the historic information that most people miss
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October 11, 2018|
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Response from jessicaj0024 | Reviewed this property |
Not technically, but if you park outside and walk in, there's not much to stop you. I wouldn't recommend walking around at night though, that's dangerous. I might suggest visiting Calico Basin, it's essentially the front of... More
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LV to Los Angeles through Death Valley (6 Replies)
Hello all, Planning to drive from Vegas on Feb 25th, and would like to leave Death Valley(never been there before) by night time.. enroute to LA and stay for the night midway between DV and LA. Plan is to start early morning(6 AM) on Feb 25th. go to Red Rock Canyon and then head on to Death Valley.. Needed help on what are must dos and what can be skipped along the way. rough itenary is as below but need advice on if anything needs to be changed. Las Vegas, NV to Red Rock Canyon...More
February 15, 2014|
Response fromFrisco_Roadrunner|
I see we've missed replying to you - sorry. The general order looks fine. If you have only one day to spend in Death Valley, including Red Rock Canyon might be a bit of a stretch. If your trip includes any of the Southwestern parks like the Grand Canyon or the Utah parks, Red Rock Canyon will be anticlimactic. However, from Death Valley to Los Angeles is is only 4-5 hours, and you could stay in Death Valley long enough to enjoy sunset somewhere (Mesquite Sand Dunes would be perfect,...More
Best Locations in Red Rock Canyon and Hoover Dam (2 Replies)
I'm wondering the best locations to photograph inside Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and also around Hoover Dam.
February 28, 2018|
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Where do you park for Guardian Angel Pass?