Friday, April 25, 2014

Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area

Sandstone at Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. 

Red Rock Canyon, home to the Red Rock Escarpment, a 3,000 foot-high mass of multicolored pinnacles and boulders jutting from the canyon floor. It's also home to more than 45 species of mammals, about 100 species of birds, 30 reptiles and amphibians, bighorn sheep, coyotes, feral horses, burros and an abundance of plant life. 

The 13-mile paved scenic loop drive offers picnic areas, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.  $7 per vehicle

Scenic Loop Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89161
702 515-5350

Opens from 9 am to 5 pm
$7-per-vehicle fee for entering the park

From Las Vegas, travel west on Charleston Boulevard, which will become State Highway 159, to the Red Rock Canyon entrance.

Climbing Red Rock
Red Rock Climbing Center Outdoor Guide Service
The RRCCOGS operates in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by permission of the Las Vegas District of the Bureau of Land Management. Las Vegas' only locally-owned guide service. 702-254-5604

Google maps

American Southwest Map

Location: Las Vegas Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA