The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is a part of National Landscape Conservation System, and protected as a National Conservation Area. It is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas, and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. There are two wilderness areas in the conservation area.

Whether you are hiking, rock climbing or just enjoying the scenary along the Scenic Drive, Red Rock Canyon has some of the best experiences the Mojava Desert has to offer.

The 13-mile Scenic Drive is a one-way only roadway. It offers several parking areas, picnic areas. You have to plan well so you do not miss something!



The Mojave desert can be really hot during the summer. Temperatures are more than 100 degrees. Carry at least one gallon (4 liters) of water per day for each person.

Summer is also the season of Moonson . Flash Flooding is a greater risk at Red Rock Canyon due to the smooth porous sandstone - even a relatively small amount of rain can result in a flash flood.

If you are climber there are more than 2.000 climbing routes in the conservation area.Don't forget to take your LE(Late Exit) permit. It's provide an additional two hours of climbing time after the normal closure of the scenic drive.

What you need to Know:

Rattlesnakes, scorpions or venomous spiders may be sheltered under rocks.

Cell phones don't work in the park ;)

Red Rock Canyon -Las Vegas-
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