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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.

Took the long way to the top of this trail - followed it back down from the top! Wow! This is rated Hard for good reason - be prepared the wash is thick pea gravel to huge boulders at the top - Take lots of water in the warm months! View is worth the effort!

20 hours ago

Will do this one again - well worth it!

22 hours ago

More scrambling than we expected but worth the extra work. Definitely felt safer doing this with a buddy. There are hundreds of ways to the top, so don't worry too much about getting lost. If you feel like one way looks too challenging just turn around- there will always be an easier way.

1 day ago

This is one of my favorite trails to hike in RR next to Ice Box canyon , start early doing summer months it gets hot really early.

We didn't make it all the way into the canyon. Had to turn back from fierce winds and a looming storm. It was still a good trek and I can't wait to get back and finish.

This is more of a walk than a real hike. No real inclines at all. The panoramic views are worth it, but you can do this on a Tuesday afternoon, and you are in sight of the visitor center the entire time so it is difficult to get lost. When you get up the hill, continue following the trail because it loops around back to the visitor center. I made the mistake of turning around because I was unsure if it was looping, but it was. Slightly disappointed that I didn't go all the way.

3 days ago

5 days ago

Kind of away from most of the busier trails in Red Rock with lots of other small trails to venture off on. Not really very difficult with a gravel path the whole way really