Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
4.5
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Nayeli Vazquez
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands224 contributions
    Nice Conservation area near the Strip
    We travel there with our rental car (you do need a car, or a tour to do the scenic drive). And it was pretty nice, we didn't do any trekking but only the strolls and the drive was enough to marvel at this place. It was really incredible and beautiful. Is only 30 min from Vegas so I would recommend doing it even if you are just for a short time or party time.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 22 December 2022
  • Mommy1Indiana
    Scottsburg, Indiana282 contributions
    Great hike and views!
    We hiked Calico Tanks Trail, which gave plenty of opportunities to climb boulders, which our kids love. We were rewarded at the end with views of Vegas. This is a beautiful park and close to the City. They even had bike areas set up where you could hang your bicycle and pump air or use tools to fix. Nice visitors center.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 December 2022
  • Katy B
    68 contributions
    A Nice Break from the Chaos of Vegas
    This was so easy to access and it was just beautiful. I went in December, which felt like the absolute perfect time, weather-wise. I completed the hike closest to the visitor center. I'm not a hiker typically, and this was just perfect for me. Afterward, I drove around the park road route, which as just lovely.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 28 December 2022
  • Barefoot29
    Powder Springs, Georgia245 contributions
    Really beautiful and not far from Las Vegas Strip
    We were driving back from Hoover Dam and decide to take a side trip to Red Rock Canyon. If you are a Vet, just show them your credentials and you can get in for free. Otherwise, it's $10 or $15 per car. They have a really nice Welcome Center after you enter. They will give you a map which tells you where all of the bathrooms and the scenic view stops are located. You can take your time stopping along the loop or just drive through. We did a little of both.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 6 January 2023
  • SasiCasi311
    27 contributions
    Just breathtaking
    The view is stunning from the scenic overlook. It is an easy .25 mi walk but beware of temps. It was a chilly 42 degrees during our late January trip and saw a few people walk and then turn back instead. We really enjoyed it and it can be walked easily. The drive is also definitely worth it if you don't want to walk. We hope to go back and do an actual hike here when the weather is more mild. The wind was whipping when we went.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 24 January 2023
  • Britton G
    Albuquerque, New Mexico164 contributions
    Scenic Loop is a nice drive with kids.
    Did the scenic loop. While it was a beautiful space, I wish we had more time to climb around on the rocks. Unfortunately we had 2 babies with us, so best to come back without them to safely do so. We did a nice walk to a waterfall and just enjoyed the scenery. Our Nat'l Parks Pass got us in for free, but we still had to pay the $2 fee.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 24 January 2023
  • Mildred S
    United States3 contributions
    Awestanding
    But beware of the tour companies. If they offer an exchange for a cheaper tour, cancel and ask for a refund. Once you see the refund, make a new payment for the new tour. They never refunded me the correct balance of over $100, but only $34 and insisted that was the difference even though I had sent them the proof and it is still on the Internet today. BEWARE
    Visited October 2022
    Written 25 January 2023
  • loves2travelandmore
    552 contributions
    Worth a Visit
    Ted Rock Canyon is not far outside of Las Vegas and is a good getaway. The scenic drive is scenic and there are many hiking trails available. The information center is nice and has bathrooms and a water refill station. Signs advised about possible tortoises, burros, and wild horses, but we never saw any wildlife. During busy times, a reservation must be made to enter this Conservation Area, but they can be made online. A later-in-the-day visit might be possible without a reservation, since the crowds tend to be earlier.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 28 January 2023
  • DIANE C
    4 contributions
    Amazing Views
    Our first trip out west. We were in Las Vegas for a business conference and rented a car to explore off strip. This was our favorite place! You can drive thru and park at each area and they were all amazing! Being from the east coast we truly loved this one! Only a nominal charge to explore. Highly recommend!
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 February 2023
  • Floridabeacbum
    Orlando, Florida218 contributions
    Spend a few hours here in the morning...
    This was our first trip to Red Rock. Recently we have been on a desert kick after visiting Joshua Tree National Park last year. I read that if you are trying to decide between The Valley of Fire and Red Rock that you should choose Valley of Fire or at least visit Red Rock first. I would agree with that. We set out for an early breakfast with coffee and headed to the park. I purchased our entrance ticket online prior to the trip and made a reservation. We took 4 teens (17-19yrs). They absolutely loved it. Two of them had never seen the desert before. We thought it was cool and enjoyed the small gift shop/museum. There are even some small Joshua Trees at this park which is pretty nifty since you can't find them in very many places in the world. We had an enjoyable morning at the park and spent the rest of the day exploring the outer city of Vegas and Chinatown. If you are into hiking you could easily spend the whole day there or maybe two. But if you just want to see it in a few hours the drive is only 13 miles and it is easily doable.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 2 February 2023
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Karyn W
Kansas City, MO1,495 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This place is gorgeous. My friends and I did the 13 mile route drive and made a bunch of the stops. We hiked some, but not any of the very long/strenuous ones. It is sunny with little shade but when I visited there were a lot of shrubs and cacti. People were rock climbing and rapelling. There was even an area with some old rock paintings which was pretty cool. It is about 30 minutes from the strip and so worth the drive. We did need to make an online timed reservation and pay a small fee to enter, but it was totally worth it.
Written 17 November 2023
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BuffaloPundit
Buffalo, NY199 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
So, this review is based on past visits. Pre-Covid, you could just drive through. In November 2022, they required that you make a reservation for a timed entry, but they let us through anyway. In November 2023, they still require a reservation but now they turn you away if you don't have one. The problem with this is that we had no cell service at the entrance, and by the time we got service back, we had decided to do something else. With that said, the loop is absolutely gorgeous with stunning views from several different locations. Definitely a must-see, just book in advance.
Written 13 November 2023
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M W Mn
Saint Peter, MN29 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
We signed in Saturday pm for a Sunday 10am drive spot. The loop was beautiful and a great change of scenery from LasVegas.
Written 12 November 2023
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Gazpacho16
Banff, Canada457 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A good day trip to get away from the hustle and hustle of Las Vegas. We really enjoyed our drive, although we did not see any wildlife. Would probably do it again some day.
Written 10 November 2023
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Michelle H
Indianapolis, IN24 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Make a reservation, no where online did it say to make a reservation. We drove over an hour to visit and was turned away and told we had to have reservation. So, we went to Calico Basin and hikes instead. It was free and beautiful.
Written 31 October 2023
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Kristin S
Apex, NC217 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Prepare to walk and gawk. This Conservation Area (not park) is breathtaking. The visitors' center (don't miss going out back) is perfect. Go to the bathroom here. Follow the map and explore.
Written 18 October 2023
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crazistevoh
Troy, MI211 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Beautiful day trip to the Red Rock Canyon.. The view were amazing. Well worth the $22 I spent($20 for the entrance, $2 for the reservation fee) I booked it early online to skip the line at the entrance, veer to the right if you have a prepaid reservation. Would do again next time I have a car in Vegas
Written 18 October 2023
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Kate R
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Red Rock Canyon, just outside Las Vegas, offers a striking escape from the city's glamour. The iconic red sandstone formations and diverse hiking trails provide a serene desert adventure. It's conveniently located for both tourists and locals and offers a peaceful retreat in the American Southwest's rugged beauty, making it a perfect day trip destination to experience the stunning natural landscapes away from the Las Vegas Strip.
Written 14 October 2023
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Rebecca G
7 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Stunning area. Joined a Pink Jeep tour as my family all flew out a day before me. I had had a fantastic day. Would love to go back.again. many great hikes to do and loved exploring the different landscapes.
Written 11 October 2023
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shovi55
Tel Aviv, Israel35 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you are in Vegas, this is a must!! The view is no less than amazing. The pictures are not misleading.
You can take a hike or just travel with the car and stop for pictures. I recommend both. The entrance cost is 22USD, worth every penny.
From October 1st you need to register in advance!
Written 9 October 2023
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