nature trips

wild flowers


trail running

dogs on leash

kid friendly

dog friendly

horseback riding

mountain biking


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.

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2 days ago

Great views of the city at the top end of trail!

Cool trail that takes you to some up close and amazing views of the mountains... if you listen and look close, you just might see some climbers on the face of the mountain... Mesmerizing and terrifying to watch... Trail isn’t hard, you just need to be in decent fitness to enjoy it ... they list it at 2+ hours but it can be done in less if you keep steady pace and stay on the main trail

One of the best hikes in red rock! The drive up to the trailhead is a ton of fun as well and part of the adventure. (4WD required). If you drive to the trailhead it’s only a 6.2 mile out and back. A lot of it looks improbable from a distance but is very manageable when you get close.

3 days ago

Too much very loose gravel

Great hike and I was only one on the trail at one point.

Great place to hike. There was another trail down by the river bed and it’s much more challenging than the man made trail(though this trail is not ideal for kids)! Overall, we enjoyed the hike.

5 days ago

Good elevation gain to mile ratio; it is short and steep, but not challenging descent. Fairly crowded so get there early for parking; you have to drive 13-mile loop via one-way to exit.

Great trail for beginners wanting more than a casual stroll. Some boulders to hoist yourself over. Scramble UP to the waterfall, but don't slip.

6 days ago