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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.

I'm out of shape and did this trail first thing after my flight landed and I did it in 3 hours 15 minutes. it was intimidating and difficult but the hike is rewarding with beautiful views of the surrounding area. I got off trail on my descent once you get off the ridge and it looked like I wasn't the only one so keep your wits about you. definitely worth it!

Love this hike !!! It has either easy or hard . Very good for climbing if your into that and beautiful views !!!

hiking
2 days ago

Very nice hike. Lovely spring at the end. Lots of side trails

hiking
4 days ago

It's a great solo trail, and accommodates a pretty fast pace. Lots of intersections with roads and parking areas along the way to get help if needed.

I you have knees that ache towards the end of a hike, I would recommend doing this one counter-clockwise.

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