Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive

MODERATE 69 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.

12.2 miles
1427 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving


wild flowers




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

4 days ago

Beautiful. Hot in the sun and cool in the shade

21 days ago

It was awesome

1 month ago

More visually rewarding than the Strip in Las Vegas.

2 months ago

Enjoy the drive, but be sure to get out and explore as well. There are hikes for all skill levels/ages throughout the park.

scenic driving
2 months ago

This is absolute must.

2 months ago

tons of trails to hike right beside vegas cant go to one without the other

scenic driving
3 months ago

Beautiful drive!. We wanted to go hiking but it was raining all day. We decided to drive the scenic trail and then went into a few diff trails and snapped some pictures. We were all impressed and will visits red rock again!!.

4 months ago

First hike since I moved here. It was an awesome trail. I will be going back to try more. Definitely recommend to others.

scenic driving
5 months ago

A good option if you're visiting Vegas and itching for an intro to the red rock landscape this area is known for.

road biking
7 months ago

Great climbs with smooth asphalt road.

10 months 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!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

Saturday, March 04, 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Great fun

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 luck, but still a nice trail near Vegas. Who knew?

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.

scenic driving
Thursday, June 09, 2016

drive slow and enjoy

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

First time use this app is great tool, very easy and a lot of choice to pick, we pick red rock canyon, has fun all day...awesome~~~thank you.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

was so hot out. my water melted inside my jug... very nice views.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

love this loop trail! the views are amazing.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

I was looking to do a hike on the White Rock loop trail. I was not aware this was a 13 mile one way road through the park. Made for a nice drive in and out.

Can't get much better if your looking for a drive in a nice place.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It was a fun day hike

Thursday, July 30, 2015

We took the scenic dive due to the weather. A storm was coming and they expected flash flooding. The area was beautiful. Going to go back in the fall to some hiking here

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Very nice Experience, recommend for all hiking levels

scenic driving
Monday, May 18, 2015

There is a $7.00 dollar entrance fee. For $30.00 you can get an annual pass. This drive had numerous turn outs, trail heads, rest stops and picnic areas.

When I paid the fee, I got a map of the drive that listed all trail heads, facilities and services. Take some time to read it and familiarize yourself with the drive ahead. The best place to pause and plan is right at the Visitor Center parking lot.

The parking lot has restrooms, water fountains (with a filtered water dispenser for canteens and water bottles) and vending machines.

I have been on this drive several times and have enjoyed the Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center has a wealth of information on all trails, wild life, history and will help you get the most out of hiking the area. There is an indoor portion with an awesome little shop and today, there were displays of flora and fauna with knowledgeable people manning them. There is extensive outdoor displays with look outs explaining the trails and providing more information on plant and wild life: there was even an active tortoise habitat.

When driving, it is easy to get distracted by the extreme vistas; drive carefully but if you are driving below the speed limit keep to the right or pull over so others can safely pass.

WATCH FOR BIKERS, RUNNERS AND HIKERS (and wild life) and have fun!

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