Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive

MODERATE 46 reviews

Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive is a 12.2 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1545 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

scramble

One of the trails in Las Vegas, open all year to all skill level.

5 days ago

1 month ago

Quite a fun ride. A good friend of mine took me to Red Rock for a date, and we hiked the Calico Tanks there (also pretty awesome). We also checked out the visitor's center and drove on this road (I believe) on our way out. It's definitely a fun road to drive on, especially if you have a learner's permit wanting to learn how to drive on a curvy road with some moderate traffic. I suggest you take a date to check out the resort really sometime and drove along this road on your way out after doing one or more hikes. It was certainly fun for me!

scenic driving
2 months ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

Very pretty drive. Only hiked about a mile off the road but it was very pretty.

5 months ago

road biking
5 months ago

6 months ago

We parked on the road to avoid paying to get in. Didnt realize it was a scenic drive. But we found a cool trail on foot in a canyon.

7 months ago

Amazing options for climbing and hiking. You can challenge your climbing skills big time up the red rock mountains or just hike on the paths and in the washes. Great intermediate climbing to be challenging but not where you need ropes...but I did see some peels doing that up the face of a coupe mountains. Down sides if you want to call them that is poorly marked with a few ambitious signs and you have to go all the way around since it's one big one way through the park and of course there is always some dude in a Prius doing 15 mph the whole way so it takes a half hour to get out.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome!

9 months ago

9 months ago

Great trip for families and people that prefer to have easy trails to walk. great views to capture.

10 months ago

Great fun

11 months ago

Monday, August 29, 2016

Just love the area. Hiking and exploring away from the city. Great place to relax

scenic driving
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I have driven this route a couple of times, and hiked around the area. Each time hoping to see some wild burros, or horses......no luck, but still a nice trail near Vegas. Who knew?

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

This is a road, not a trail. Also the only allowable camping is at the Campground, not on the scenic drive. Campground is located 3 miles from the visitor center on SR159.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ton of great hikes off the loop rode.