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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. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, 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. The unique geologic features, plants and animals of Red Rock represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert. In 1990, special legislation supported by the Nevada congressional delegation, changed the status of the Red Rock Recreation Lands to a National Conservation Area (NCA), the seventh to be designated nationally. This legislation provides the funding to protect and improve the area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is enjoyed by the local population as well as visitors from the United States and many foreign countries. One million visitors each year enjoy the spectacular desert landscape, climbing and hiking opportunities, and interpretive programs sponsored by the BLM. The BLM is the largest administrator of public lands in the West. It adheres to the policy of multiple use, thereby providing recreational opportunities, protection for cultural sites, and the management of natural resources, including wildlife.

Seven of us set out on our first hike of the season. We were a little concerned about a seven mile trek as our first outing, but the trail proved to be beautiful and not overly taxing. It was the type of trail that makes you want to come back for more.

The layered colors were amazing. So distinct. The landscape ranged from soft, rolling hills to jagged peaks, which were as sharp as lava rock. The winds were wicked, but interestingly always at our back.

Our group (age range 45 to 60) really loved this trail.

1 day ago

The loop is calculated at 6 miles by the Red Rock National Conservation Area people. I recommend parking at the White Rock Trail parking lot and hiking around the east side of the mountain. Then treating it like an out & back trail. This side of the trail has less people and is much more scenic. The north side of the mountain (the white rock) is beautiful.

Really fun hike, some rock scrambling and great views at the end!

Great hike and a perfect day to do this open spaces hike. No water. In any of the creeks. Beautiful vistas and unexpected views of Vegas at the top.

3 days ago

Did Ice Box Canyon with my 21 y/o son. I'm 61 y/o. The guide given out at the visitors center rated this as a strenuous hike and AllTrails has it listed as moderate. It is not moderate at all. Very beautiful. After reaching the end and returning down we wandered to the right of the trail and ended up in a ravine. We needed to scale the wall of rocks to return to the trail. I'm very happy that I was able to complete this trail as most of my hiking is in Ohio. My right knee reminded me that this was a tough one.

We really enjoyed this challenging hike today. We turned around about 3/4 of the way to the waterfall at the end due to the increased difficulty of the bouldering. We had seen so much beauty already that we were full and didn’t need to press on. The little pools of water and stream along with endless beautiful rocks of all colors and patterns and the diversity of the plant life made this hike one of our favorites so far.
When you are on the trail, you will come to a big rock triangle in the dirt and there are three ways to go. This is where we went left to the riverbed and then took a right at the riverbed and followed it out and back for the reminder of the hike. This will take you to the pools of water. Be careful coming back. We almost missed the left out of the riverbed to get back onto the main trail.

Lots of scrambling over boulders but most obstacles had a way around them. It was cold and windy wear layers. Beautiful area.

Easy walk. A bit of rocky rubble, but worthwhile. Views are incredible all throughout. Lots of wildlife to espy.

6 days ago

Some bouldering. Hard to follow at times. Beautiful country and spectacular view of Las Vegas at the end.

The mountains besides the trail are so beautiful. I am sorry I didn't hike the whole trail.

This trail looks more intimidating than it is. It was nice to change things up with a bit of scrambling. I would definitely recommend walking sticks to help maneuver around slight obstacles on this trail.

Beautiful views and more on the easier side.

10 days ago

There are many sandstones and red rocks with various shapes along the trail. You can see the whole Las Vegas at the top.

scenic driving
10 days ago

Beautiful drive!. We wanted to go hiking but it was raining all day. We decided to drive the scenic trail and then went into a few diff trails and snapped some pictures. We were all impressed and will visits red rock again!!.

I Love this hike.

11 days ago

Trail was hard to follow at times especially in the beginning at the top. Great views. We were the only person on the hiking trail but did see a few trail runners and mountain bikers on adjacent trails.

It’s definitely not 5 miles. To the end of the trail was maybe a mile and a half out if that. The sign even says 2.4 round trip. It’s pretty but March 10th we saw a trickle and a small pond.

12 days ago

Very scenic. Some scrambling over big rocks. At times hard to determine where the trail is but you can’t really get lost. Great view of Vegas at the end. Wear good hiking shoes for gripping the rocks.

Great trail till the 75% thru trail washed need serious off-road to finish had to turn around

This trail has a 4 Star view and it’s a pretty view of the Las Vegas. It’s trail conditions are 50/50. Like many of the trail on the east side of blue diamond road they are not well maintained. You can easily get rerouted or lost from your original journey. Often times the trails here are not worn and you loose site of them. A friend of ours uses this trail as a workout trail and it’s got a good steep ascend for a short distance. It’s 100% in the sun and highly recommend doing this in the winter early spring months to avoid overexposure to the heat and sun.

very beautiful, and beautiful sight seeing area and it is not hard at all

16 days ago


17 days ago

Wonderful. Very windy day but was well worth the view at the end of the LV strip.

18 days ago

Nice trail - actually several that all end up going in and up the canyon to left or right, or you can go much of the way in the center if you prefer, or you can do some of each. Possibly some scrambling depending what you’ve chosen.

Best hike EVER!! Beautiful view! Worth the hike!

Southern Cali girl here. I recently got back into hiking and have tried to look for a nearby trail anywhere I go. My boyfriend has family in the Vegas area so I was excited to learn of the many wonders surrounding us here. This is one of many trails in the park. It was fun to get lost in the canyon, climb rocks and play with snow. I'm glad we started early because it wasn't crowded and we got to appreciate the creek and ponds practically to ourselves. will return!

The way around the hill is hard to find and wilderness
I do not recommend

Very beautiful trail. The spring was disappointing.

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