• 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

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


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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  • Things to Do with Kids: "The Pine Creek trail is one of Red Rock's more popular trails. The remnants of a homestead's foundation can be found along this trail and the creek is never far from the trail's path."
  • Things to Do in December: "Red Rock Canyon is a great place to hike during the winter months because the temperatures are generally mild (around 60F), but be sure to hit the trail early since it's dark by about 5 p.m. in winter."
  • 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."
  • 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 Things to Do with Kids Because: Red Rock Canyon offers families a wealth of outdoor activities like hiking and wildlife watching, all in an area known world-wide for its natural beauty.
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: The desert's generally mild December weather makes it a great time to visit Red Rock Canyon for a hike or to enjoy the scenic drive.
  • Best for Parks Because: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a beautiful area with unique geology, plants and animals.
  • 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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