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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Nature Preserve, National Park, and Scenic Lookout
Las Vegas
154 Tips and reviews
  • hiking
  • scenic views
  • trails
  • rock climbing
  • biking
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  • Stacey H.
    Beautiful, picture perfect environment. I plan to go back.
  • 🎁 Heather 🎄
    Worth the drive or commute to view these beautiful rock colors!
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrierlyFebruary 3
    Nice place to see very beautiful
  • Davin C.
    Davin ChuaJanuary 14
    Good scenery here. Try to do some little hiking if possible
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeOctober 29, 2016
    Check out some bouldering spots
  • Natalie
    NatalieOctober 5, 2016
    $7 for a 13 mile scenic drive. Worth every penny.
  • Monday T.
    Monday TorgersonSeptember 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    it's beautiful and has many trails of different levels of difficulty to use.
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MSeptember 26, 2016
    Give yourself a full day here to hike
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeAugust 19, 2016
    ....always beautiful! Good day to come!!
  • Kassyn N.
    Kassyn NgJuly 17, 2016
    Must go scenic drive
  • Chris W.
    Chris WehnerJune 30, 2016
    Great place to take pics and walk around with the family.. but bring water
  • Alberto J S M.
    Excellent place, go and you will enjoy a lot
  • Marchell M.
    Marchell MascheckApril 29, 2016
    Just beautiful! Even the short trails can be challenging. Go after some Spring rain and see even more color!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LodinApril 5, 2016
    Catch a concert or take a hike here!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BalfourMarch 5, 2016
    Hike to calico tanks and see the amazing view of Vegas
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeFebruary 29, 2016
    It's beautiful here and $7 to drive through. But everyone is going at least 30mph making it tough to enjoy the view. VERY crowded. Spend a few hrs and drive to Zion National Park instead!
  • Daphne M.
    Daphne MonroFebruary 20, 2016
    Scenic drive is very nice, even better if you get out and hike!
  • Berilyn Zoe
    Berilyn ZoeFebruary 18, 2016
    Only 7 dollars to go. Extremely worth it. The only time I've seen it crowded was on President Day weekend when admission was free. Breath taking view of the mountains.
  • jansen c.
    jansen cJanuary 27, 2016
    Beautiful canyon for a quick getaway from the strip, highly recommended
  • Tyrone B.
    Tyrone BixbyJanuary 25, 2016
    Great place for a beautiful hike! Must do in Vegas and to get off the strip!
  • Brett R.
    Brett R.January 24, 2016
    Scenic views with different hiking trails
  • Tom T.
    Tom T.December 30, 2015
    Awesome place for my Harley!
  • Jace C.
    Jace ChanDecember 28, 2015
    Scenic drive was well worth the money. Beautiful rock formations, great photo ops. Look at those clouds! Great for families to park and take pictures, but it can get cold and windy in December!
  • Abdulrhman K.
    Abdulrhman KhojaDecember 23, 2015
    Goog place for hiking and mountains climbing, but you gotta go from early morning to spend the whole day there walking. If you have 4*4 car it will be better 👍
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RosenthalDecember 7, 2015
    Loved turtlehead. Beware of going there in the winter. The coldness can be deceiving!
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MunozOctober 23, 2015
    Very affordable for the amazing peaceful and lovely views
  • Pili F.
    Pili FualaauMay 14, 2015
    The 13 mile scenic view is beautiful, went on an a day of overcast & it was near perfect
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoApril 28, 2015
    It feels good to get away from the casinos, doesn't it.
  • Charles T.
    Charles TannerApril 20, 2015
    Great place for casual hikers. Great views. Get away from the strip for awhile if you can
  • Fernando R.
    Love the scenery and everything here. Only $7 to go in.
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LeDouxMarch 13, 2015
    Great place
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacFebruary 24, 2015
    Beautiful red rock hiking trails and rock scrambling just :30 from Las Vegas. A highly recommended breath of fresh air after a night on the strip.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JimenezFebruary 20, 2015
    Great place for hiking!
  • Holly F.
    Holly Friedman PronFebruary 17, 2015
    Great spot for getting away from the strip, very close by and easy to get to. Lots of hiking, beautiful.
  • Trina M.
    Trina MarieFebruary 15, 2015
    Love this place! Perfect for hiking and taking pics!
  • Wayne L.
    Wayne LathamFebruary 15, 2015
    Nice trails and great for dogs. Download an offline map app beforehand. No cell or data service. Go early to beat the heat.
  • Noel E.
    Noel EbohJanuary 23, 2015
    Beautiful views.
  • Lena K.
    Lena KiddJanuary 21, 2015
    Free admission on national holidays.
  • Elisabeth L.
    Elisabeth LongshoreJanuary 10, 2015
    I love that you can drive through the whole thing.
  • Neha D.
    Neha DubeyDecember 28, 2014
    This was more fun than I expected... On the scenic go on the first hike trail, its worth it!
  • fblaze 2.
    fblaze 2December 26, 2014
    The view! Open air!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SKDecember 21, 2014
    Gorgeous loop full of climbing routes.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren Beall TracyNovember 29, 2014
    Climbing routes here are amazing
  • Louise S.
    Louise SutherlandNovember 8, 2014
    Stunning. Great introductory outdoor museum & lots of great stop off points for photo taking. It gets busy at weekends when sky is clear or interesting. Well worth the short trip to visit!
  • Don D.
    Don DiamantOctober 20, 2014
    Beautiful park the visitor center is worth stopping and checking out.
  • Erika L.
    Erika L.October 16, 2014
    Go into the visiting center to see the taxidermy, and cave paintings. Plus: do the scenic drive before 9 AM.Don't do anything dumb like jump on the edge of a cliff just for a cool photo.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Much better than anything on the strip
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    15 minutes out of town - must see
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A little but like Sedona but a great getaway from the strip
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mini Sedona
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mini version of Sedona
  • Diego C.
    Diego CantanhedeAugust 29, 2014
    Definitely a must do in Vegas! Amazing place!
  • mon s.
    mon simonsAugust 27, 2014
    Do the scenic drive. Leave early so it's not too hot.
  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SwanJuly 25, 2014
    Awesome! Tranquil ! In nature!
  • Valdine M.
    Valdine MJuly 18, 2014
    Shoes u can hike in and bring plenty of water, don't forget ur camera
  • The Vision Council
    The Vision CouncilMay 29, 2014
    If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, this is a must see! Bring the kids for a family adventure - BUT don’t let the sun hinder your views. Wear your sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harmful UV.
  • Nasser B.
    Nasser BinnassarMay 5, 2014
  • Jason L.
    Jason LippertMay 3, 2014
    Enjoyed the first 2-3 overlooks with the red rocks the most. Looks like a nice place for hiking.
  • urlavander l.
    urlavander love59April 13, 2014
    take the 13miles scenic drive...there's an entrance fee but it's all worth it.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AcostaApril 8, 2014
    Get there early and spend the day exploring. Lots of great areas to explore. Also there are some great geocaches in the park! Look out for muggles though!
  • 4EverYoungMsD
    4EverYoungMsDMarch 29, 2014
    Gets pretty windy at the top
  • Shelly F.
    Shelly ForkelMarch 29, 2014
    Beautiful place
  • Debbie H.
    Debbie HilliardMarch 22, 2014
    Absolutely beautiful!! A must see if you are in Vegas!
  • Zachary D.
    Zachary DupayaMarch 22, 2014
    It was very awesome. I've been there three times.
  • Obi
    ObiMarch 9, 2014
    Drink water. Eat your vitamins. Say your prayers. Watch out for Mountain Lions.
  • Nina G.
    Nina GimenezMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you wish silent and peace, it's your place!
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HansonMarch 3, 2014
    As always red rock is stunning :)
  • Alyssa C.
    Alyssa CatozziFebruary 27, 2014
    Beautiful scenery & great hiking trails, one for everyone, no matter level of experience. Nice escape from Las Vegas. Hidden waterfalls & picnic spots are my favorite.
  • Donise C.
    Donise CameronFebruary 19, 2014
    Amazing vistas and love you can drive through And stop where you want. Best seven dollars even my toddler love it
  • Leonie M.
    Leonie MowatJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to check out the trails programs and say hi to Jackson the Burro and Carson the mustang!
  • Jen A.
    Jen AJanuary 24, 2014
    Not too far so a few hours makes a nice Las Vegas detour. $7 for the scenic drive is decent, great hiking and photo ops!
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa ThomasJanuary 11, 2014
    Show military ID for a free pass
  • David C.
    David CollacottJanuary 2, 2014
    Great place to hike if you don't mind getting a few scratches from climbing up rocks.
  • Kira S.
    Kira SmolevDecember 1, 2013
    Just beautiful! Make sure to bring water.
  • Lanette R.
    Lanette RiveraNovember 18, 2013
    Just a short drive away from the crazy Las Vegas strip you can find the beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Park. If your trying to get away from the usual Vegas scene you can hike and bike.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LeffewNovember 17, 2013
    Beautiful in every way, such tranquility and serenity .
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungOctober 29, 2013
    Plenty of Burros out & about if you're on the trails in the early morning!
  • Heath L.
    Heath LevitusOctober 28, 2013
    Awesome hiking!! Bring LOTS of water. Easy to get dehydrated.
  • Jill G.
    Jill GaynorOctober 18, 2013
    I'm a fan.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MendonçaOctober 11, 2013
    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is pager friendly.
  • Nicolette C.
    Nicolette CohenSeptember 2, 2013
    Go in the morning to avoid strong heat.
  • Cissie L.
    Cissie LothianAugust 24, 2013
    Bring your camera. Beautiful colors!!!
  • Curt Simon H.
    Get there for the Sun Downer
  • Tom A.
    Tom AddisJuly 21, 2013
    Nice, but crowded.
  • David B.
    David BobzienJuly 18, 2013
    Red Rock Canyon NCA is a crown jewel of the National Conservation Lands. For more information visit
  • woneita d.
    woneita davisJuly 13, 2013
  • Gene M.
    Gene MayJuly 6, 2013
    Great views and excellent hikes. Good day trip from Vegas.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrittinJune 28, 2013
    There is nothing better than hiking here while you are in Vegas. Schedule a trip online with Hike This and Neil will show you all the coolest sites. Simply amazing!
  • David S.
    David SchwartzJune 28, 2013
    Wonderful hiking and natural beauty, just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Erin S.
    Erin SkinnerMay 31, 2013
    Gorgeous! Take the time to hike into the wilderness a bit, as this place is beautiful, the other hikers are friendly, and I've never seen anything like this.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CalderheadMay 24, 2013
    Beautiful scenery and landscapes close to Las Vegas.
  • Christa J.
    Christa JohnstonMay 4, 2013
    Beautiful colors and nice air!
  • Christa J.
    Christa JohnstonMay 4, 2013
    Bring backing shoes water and camera!
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HansonApril 3, 2013
    Calico basin is gorgeous! !! Gah so many great photographs
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GeigerMarch 27, 2013
    Bring water and good hiking shoes. Very much worth the trip
  • FLIP
    FLIPMarch 20, 2013
    Great place for hiking and climbing. Gorgeous rock formations. Sunset is stunning time of day in the park.
  • K R.
    K RMarch 2, 2013
    Best hikin trails by far in the area
  • Satia
    SatiaFebruary 18, 2013
    If you are in the military get an annual pass it is free when you show your ID
  • Angela O.
    Angela OrtizFebruary 17, 2013
    $7 entrance allows you to go through the park multiple times in the same day. Suggestion go to the bathroom before going in.
  • Maggie D.
    Maggie DyerJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Different trails at different times of year are great. Something for everyone's pace.
  • Kathryn R.
    Kathryn RawlinsonDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the hiking trails!
  • Sandy L.
    Sandy LeungNovember 29, 2012
    A must see in Vegas - beautiful scenery, hiking trails, springs, a great getaway if you need a break from casinos. Also learn about the history and geology of Vegas here :)
  • Erik H.
    Erik HehrmannNovember 27, 2012
    Just outside of the city lies this surreal desert trail. Amazing views!
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 15, 2012
    Get out of town and see this - nature is Vegas' best attraction.
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BNovember 4, 2012
    Bring water, camera, and footwear you are confident in!
  • Sherry W.
    Sherry Weaver QuinneyNovember 4, 2012
    Numerous free hiking trails (some guided), workshops for children and teens.
  • The Resort at Summerlin
    A great way to experience "the other side" of Nevada. Be sure to get out and hike at least one trail to take in the diverse array of plants and animals.
  • Aimee S.
    Aimee SchollyJuly 21, 2012
    The scenic drive is worth the $7. Absolutely breathtaking.
  • Martin M.
    Martin MueckeJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Getting out of this place can be a pain. A few passing areas on the loop road would help a lot.
  • RedRockPaco
    RedRockPacoJune 30, 2012
    Best hike is calico tanks. Hardest hike is turtle head peak. Both start at the same parking lot. One of my favorite places on the planet.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SebournJune 28, 2012
    A beautiful drive, but also great to get out and explore on foot or bikes. It feels like a mesh of Sedona, AZ and LV. Very picturesque, as we saw two different couples taking engagement photos there!
  • Jason W.
    Jason WestJune 21, 2012
    Hikers dream. Make sure to bring the right gear and make a day of this place.
  • Topshop
    TopshopJune 19, 2012
    For running, walking, being outside and generally escaping from the madness at the strip!
  • Lilo_And_Stitch
    Lilo_And_StitchMay 14, 2012
    Take the scenic drive. Well worth it!
  • Gigi Hill Independent Stylist - Lea Greene
    Fantastic outdoor hiking. You can see waterfalls in Spring, but start very early in the summer, elevation isn't high enough to escape Vegas heat!
  • Rob O.
    Rob OApril 21, 2012
    numerous trails and various desert landscapes to visit
  • Aleta E.
    Aleta EwingApril 13, 2012
    <3 forever
  • Martin M.
    Martin MueckeApril 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you plan to go a few times in a calendar year, get the year parking pass. It's only good for two names on the pass though.
  • Jaypee D.
    Jaypee DungcaApril 3, 2012
    Cool spot!
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MonetteMarch 3, 2012
    Climbing Iron Man Wall
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanFebruary 17, 2012
    The Colors Painted On The Canyon At Sunset Are SOO BRILLIANT!! This Is Definitely A Hike You Want To Take!!
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SayersJanuary 22, 2012
    Amazing to see at sunset.
    Otel.comJanuary 4, 2012
    Visited by nearly a million people every year, this place has great sandstone peaks and rock formations that will surely leave you in awe. A day trip from the Strip will only take about 25-30 minutes.
  • Jasmine F.
    Jasmine FreemanNovember 26, 2011
    Lost Creek Trail is a nice walk that is kid friendly.
  • Jake K.
    Jake KNovember 26, 2011
    One of the best places to go hiking. Scenic, great place to get out of the city for a little while.
  • areneduke
    arenedukeOctober 22, 2011
    Keep the faith...La Madre Spring is worth it
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 10, 2011
    Did you know that the highest point in Red Rock Canyon is La Madre Mountain? At over 8,000 feet, it is a popular climbing and hiking destination for enthusiasts.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 10, 2011
    Only accessible via an off-road route, Red Rock Canyon features some of Nevada’s most dynamic and eclectic scenery. Keep an eye out for desert tortoises, and the very common desert bighorn sheep
  • Jen G.
    Jen GresethAugust 12, 2011
    Beautiful drive and hikes for every skill level... Cell coverage is sketchy, so plan to get lost in your head for awhile.
  • Damien S.
    Damien SilvaJuly 23, 2011
    Worth the 7 bucks!
  • Lala R.
    Lala RJune 30, 2011
    no matter where you go. You can't go wrong here unless it's the middle of summer. Go early morning, park opens at 7am. Read more
  • Randyroy
    RandyroyMay 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come out day time see the natural wonders of the desert and at nice bring a blanket and watch the stars with someone to snuggle with.
    Zappos.comMay 5, 2011
    If you are packing a day pack, here are some essentials: Good socks, water, snacks, duct tape (trust us!), headlamp and a pair of sandals. Enjoy the area and remember to leave no trace!
  • Dana D.
    Dana DApril 8, 2011
    For the casual adventurer or rugged outdoorsperson. Hikes for all types and beautiful landscapes.
    Examiner.comApril 7, 2011
    Hiking trails with petroglyphs and seasonal waterfalls. Trails easy enough for the young and the old. Check it out! Read more
  • Adam N.
    Adam NicholasFebruary 5, 2011
    Finally got my Great Outdoors here!!!
  • Kaysha K.
    Kaysha KNovember 19, 2010
    The Calico Tanks trail is so worth it. The view at the end is breathtaking.
  • Gerald O.
    Gerald OconnellSeptember 3, 2010
    Turtlehead Peak is fun. For Beginners try the Calico Trails.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeilerJuly 27, 2010
    Great place to hike and take pix
  • Paul G.
    Paul GrimyserJuly 25, 2010
    When visiting Vegas make sure to head to the Red Rock National Conservation area. One of the best things about Vegas!! Read more
  • Cecile H.
    Cecile HardingerJuly 24, 2010
    Scenic Route is a nice drive, hiking in all the trails is relaxing
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartJuly 3, 2010
    I recommend the Ice Box Canyon trails for unusual flora and beautiful sandstone.
  • Tom K.
    Tom KarloJune 1, 2010
    Hike the short (but moderately uphill) Calico Tanks trail at the quarry parking lot for a great view of downtown Vegas at the far end of the trail. Bring lots of water!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RossApril 28, 2010
    We hiked Mt. Wilson on Sunday and it took the group about 12 hours. The fresh water flowing down First Creek is yummy.
  • Erin M.
    Erin McCleskeyApril 9, 2010
    Help the Texas A&M Alumni group clean up the Pine Creek Trail. Read more
  • Gary-adam S.
    Gary-adam ShannonFebruary 16, 2010
    good hiking.. bring ya vibrams
  • Jack P.
    Jack PateFebruary 13, 2010
    Avoid holiday weekends. Bicycles still free as of 2/13.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SweetserJanuary 30, 2010
    Take the scenic drive! Be sure to stop at callico 1 for a fantastic mini hike.
  • Shad M.
    Shad MickelberryDecember 21, 2009
    Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful and quick side trip when visiting Las Vegas. For locals, it's a great place to get away from the city. Hike, run, or bike the trails. I recommend the Grand Circle.
  • Guilherme L.
    Guilherme Lara CamposOctober 12, 2015
    Tá em Vegas? Pega o carro e vem pra cá. Custa $7 por carro e vale bem a visita. Traga câmera.
  • Hendrik G.
    Hendrik GebhardtMay 26, 2015
    Sehr schöne und abwechslungsreiche Landschaft. Ist den Eintritt definitiv wert!
  • Antoine R.
    Antoine RMSMay 6, 2015
    Superbe parc national ! De superbe ballade à pied ou en voiture. L'entrée est payante.
  • Marcelo k.
    Marcelo kalahayMarch 3, 2015
    Sabe aquele lugar imperdível? Achou! Se você está de carro em Vegas, não deixe de ir! Fica a meia hora da Strip e custa USD 7 por carro.
  • Mehmet Y.
    Mehmet YaziciogluAugust 23, 2013
    Kayaların rengi ve biçimi şaşırtıcı,pastane ürünlerine benziyor..:)
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