Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are a series of canyons noted for their sandstone peaks and steep rock walls. The rugged rock formations rise up to 910 m (3,000 ft), making them a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination. You can explore most of this area via the 21 km (13 mi) one-way loop road, from which you can access numerous parking areas, picnic zones, and hiking and mountain-biking trails. Begin with a stop at the visitor center at the start of the loop road. Keep in mind that the trails usually start with an easy to moderate climb and become increasingly difficult as you progress to the top. Put Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area at the forefront of your travel plans using our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.
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  • If you're looking for a change from the Las Vegas scene, take a trip to Red Rocks. You need an online reservation to drive the loop but it is really easy to get. Once in, there is no time limit... 
    If you're looking for a change from the Las Vegas scene, take a trip to Red Rocks. You need an online reservation to drive the loop but it is really easy to get. Once in, there is no time limit...  more »
  • Unlike others, we had no issues accessing the park without a reservation. However we went on a Monday at 8:30am - not the busiest time. So make a reservation because it's totally worth it! Not only... 
    Unlike others, we had no issues accessing the park without a reservation. However we went on a Monday at 8:30am - not the busiest time. So make a reservation because it's totally worth it! Not only...  more »
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  • We spent several hours here doing short hikes and just exploring the canyons. We visited in October and it was hot 80s F, but not unbearable. Many of the trails are very walkable and easy. I would recommend a hat and sunscreen as there is very little shade. It was about a one hour drive from Las Vegas and a perfect day trip. We combined this with also driving to Death Valley at sunset. Beautiful landscapes and so much to see. Highly recommend!
  • Red Rock is the perfect day trip if you are in Las Vegas and want to enjoy the outdoors. There are numerous trails, each with dynamically different scenery. The Calico Tanks is a 2.5 mile round trip hike with about 400-500 feet in elevation change. It is absolutely beautiful. When you get to the end, scale the wall for an amazing view of the entire Las Vegas Valley. If you are a bit adventurous, go off trail on the way back. You can't get lost, as the canyon walls lead back to the trail head.

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