• Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
    Photo courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
    Photo courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Land Management
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Type: Outdoor Activities, Parks, Sightseeing



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Parks: Part of the Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located just past the western edge of Las Vegas, about 17 miles from downtown Las Vegas. The area is home to spectacular...  Read More
Things to Do with Kids: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area was once far removed from Las Vegas, but now sits just outside the western edge of the city. The area is full of spectacular natural beauty, rugged red rock...  Read More
Best Attractions & Activities: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is an easy escape from the fast pace of the Las Vegas Strip. Located west of the city just outside the edge of the housing developments, this chunk of the...  Read More
Sightseeing, Outdoor Activities: Part of the Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon is an easy escape from the fast pace of the Glitter City, located just 17 miles from downtown Vegas. The area showcases spectacular scenery, complete with...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Visitor Center: Daily 8am-4:30pm
  • Scenic Loop (Nov-Feb): Daily 6am-5pm
  • Scenic Loop (Mar): Daily 6am-7pm
  • Scenic Loop (Apr-Sep): Daily 6am-8pm
  • Scenic Loop (Oct): Daily 6am-7pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • $7

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  • Parks: "To avoid crowds or heat (or both), head out to Red Rock as early in the day as you can. You'll also be more likely to see wildlife."
  • Things to Do with Kids: "One of the most popular hikes for families is the Lost Creek-Children's Discovery Trail, which has a self-guided tour that goes past a seasonal waterfall and petroglyphs, plus it's close to the only picnic area located off the scenic loop."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Stop at one of the grocery stores on the far western side of town, around the 215 and Charleston Boulevard, and you can pick up an inexpensive picnic lunch to take with you."
  • Best for Parks Because: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a beautiful area with unique geology, plants and animals.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Red Rock's stunning natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities make it a natural stop for families.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Red Rock's striking red, white and multi-colored, sandstone-filled landscape is fascinating and easy to see.

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