Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Scenic Loop Drive
A 13-mile, one-way scenic drive passes by some of the canyon’s most striking features. From roadside parking areas, you can access...
Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
Near the start of the scenic loop drive, stop here for natural-history exhibits and information on hiking trails, rock-climbing routes...
Cowboy Trail Rides
To ride ’em cowboy, make reservations for a good ol’ Western horseback ride along Fossil Ridge on the canyon rim or a sunset trip on the...
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area information
The startling contrast between Las Vegas' artificial neon glow and the awesome natural forces found here can't be exaggerated. Created about 65 million years ago, the canyon is more like a valley, with a steep, rugged red rock escarpment rising 3000ft on its western edge, dramatic evidence of tectonic-plate collisions. A 13-mile, one-way scenic drive passes some of the canyons most striking features, where you can access hiking trails and rock-climbing routes, or simply be mesmerized by the vistas.
Before beginning the one-way scenic drive, first stop at the visitor center for its natural-history exhibits and information on hiking trails, rock-climbing routes and 4WD routes.