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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.

10 hours 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.

22 hours ago

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.

1 day ago

4 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

loved it beautiful scene just be prepared before jumping onto this hike and get fluids in you and protect your skin love the hike it was beautiful will do again

5 days ago

Definitely more of a moderate than easy hike, but maybe that was just me. Not much shade at the beginning of the trail. Once you cross the creek, the trail is a little overgrown and slightly harder to follow. There's a few steep parts at the end. My friend and I went down the wrong path a few times but eventually we found the tiny waterfall at the end! A staff member at the visitor center told us that if you go there early enough, you might see some wildlife. We didn't see any, but maybe I'll come back to try again.

Hit the trail at around 0645 this morning. While I definitely think it's earned it's "hard" designation, it wasn't as tough as I thought it was going to be based on previous reviews. Beautiful vistas throughout. Going down was much more treacherous. Easy to lose the trail at times, but also easy to stay parallel and run right back into it again. Over all, fantastic workout and a great hike.

trail running
6 days ago

Don't underestimate that this trail is rated as hard. As noted in other reviews, there are many dangerous points and this is not for the novice. You also have to give yourself plenty of time as there is a significant elevation change virtually the entire hike. Bring lots of water, and be prepared to take breaks to catch your breath. It is awesome though! Hard work, but rewarding.