Welcome to Red Rock Canyon


South of the loop, a side road leaves Hwy 159 and enters the petite Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, abutting the cliffs of the Wilson Range. Established in the 1860s, the ranch was once owned by the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. Popular with picnicking families on weekends, today it's a verdant place, with white fences and an old red ranch house containing historical exhibits.


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$79.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Red Rock Canyon Tour

Red Rock Canyon Tour (6-hours)After hotel pickup, head to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to travel along the leisurely 13-mile (21-kilometer) scenic loop. Stops along the way include the colorful sandstone Calico Hills, limestone Indian roasting pits and the petroglyphs at Willow Springs. The tour continues with a visit to Spring Mountain State Park, a ranch once owned by eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes.Red Rock Express Tour (4-hours)The afternoon express tour begins with custom van transportation from your hotel to the spectacular Red Rock Canyon, where you will hear about past explorers and the canyon's unique geography and wildlife. Next, you'll take a smooth ride around the scenic loop.

$167.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Red Rock Canyon

As you float in the sky, enjoy the feeling of peace and tranquility as you experience unobstructed 360-degree views of Las Vegas and the gorgeous surrounding landscape. Your balloon flight begins in the southwest valley with scenic views of Las Vegas' residential areas, the renowned Las Vegas Strip to the east and the majestic Red Rock Mountains and Red Rock Canyon to the west. As you drift peacefully in the aerial platform, the euphoria is beyond imagination and you develop an appreciation for 'Walking with the Winds'!Your Las Vegas balloon ride is sure to be the highlight of your Vegas vacation!

$247.99 Outdoor Activities

Las Vegas Tandem Skydiving

When you arrive at the drop zone you will be equipped with a jumpsuit, soft helmet, goggles and harness. After being double-checked, it's onto the airplane to get ready for take off.As the plane rolls down the runway and lifts off, you'll be embarking on one of life's truly special experiences. While you enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Charleston, Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip, your pilot will be guiding the plane to the jump altitude, over two miles above the earth. As jump time approaches, your instructor will give you one final check and then, via four attachment points, he will secure you to his own equipment (each upper attachment is capable of holding 5000 lbs/2250 kg).When the door opens and you exit the aircraft, most people say their fears stay in the plane. For over 45 seconds, falling at speeds in excess of 120 mph/193 kph, you will finally understand why the birds sing!All too quickly, you will find the parachute opening and your adrenaline-charged free fall transforms into a peaceful parachute descent.

$249.99 Outdoor Activities

Red Rock Canyon by Scooter from Las Vegas

This fun, exciting scooter car tour will take you through Red Rock Canyon, a network of scenic canyons and surreal rock formations inside the Red Rock National Conservation Area. After hotel pickup in Las Vegas, your guide will drive you to the Summerlin area right near Red Rock, where you'll be assigned your scooter car, receive a safety overview, and take some practice runs. These easy-to-operate cars have no clutches or gears, and don't require a special license.Aboard your 2-person, 3-wheel scooter car, follow your guide approximately 5 miles (8 km) through the Mojave Desert on a paved road and arrive at Red Rock Canyon. Stop first at the visitor's center, where you'll learn about the park’s flora and fauna, wildlife and native Paiute Indians who once lived off this land. Next, your guide will lead the pack of scooter cars on the scenic 13-mile (21-km) loop through the canyon. Enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views of the landscape; see where professional rock climbers from all over the world come to climb; and keep your eyes out for wild burros, tortoises, jack rabbits and other wildlife.At designated stops along the way, you’ll have time to switch drivers and explore on your own. Your guide will happily recommend great trails for you to hike, depending on your desired difficulty level. One great spot is High Point Overlook; at nearly 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in elevation, this lookout point offers amazing views of the southern part of the Las Vegas Valley with almost 70 miles (113 km) of visibility looking out toward Los Angeles.You'll spend approximately 3.5 hours driving and exploring on foot, and will cover at least 35 miles (56 km) round-trip from the start point in Summerlin. After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your Las Vegas hotel.Please note: price displayed is based per scooter; if traveling in a party of 2 please only select 1 traveler. If you wish to have individual scooters, select the number of scooters you will need. In order to operate the vehicles, customers must be able to speak and understand basic English for safety purposes.

$129.99 Outdoor Activities

Las Vegas Red Rock Canyon 3-Hour Hiking Tour with Guide

Ever wonder was Vegas locals do for fun? Well escape the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas for a unique hiking experience in beautiful Red Rock Canyon. Join your local guide for a 2-2.5-hour hike on one of many popular trails within the conservation area. Your guide will hike you through while providing interesting commentary and history about the canyon. Below our a few examples of trails that your guide may choose based on the interest of the group. Calico Hills: this trail runs along the base of the Calico Rocks from Calico Basin to Sandstone Quarry. Distance is variable since the trail can be accessed at either end or from either of the two Calico parking areas. A side trail runs from the fee booth parking lot and connects with this trail. Hiking distance is 2.5-miles (4 km). Rating: easy to moderate. Ice Box Canyon: This trail heads down across the wash and up the other side toward the canyon. The trail is well defined as it leads you up the side of the canyon for approximately 1/4 of a mile (0.4 km). It then drops into the bottom of the canyon. From this point, the trail becomes a route over and around boulders as it continues upstream. The official trail ends at the large ponderosa pine tree in the bottom of the canyon which is 2.5-miles roundtrip (4 km). To reach the upper pool, which is filled by seasonal waterfall, be prepared for some tricky wall scrambling and a 3-mile (4.8 km) roundtrip. Rating: moderately strenuous.

$101.97 Tours & Sightseeing

Red Rock Canyon Luxury Tour Trekker Experience

Hop aboard an adventurous Tour Trekker vehicle and within minutes of the Strip you’ll find yourself on the natural side of Las Vegas. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Red Rock Canyon in luxurious comfort. This custom built Tour Trekker vehicle is equipped with plush leather captain’s chairs, extra-large viewing windows, and a flat screen DVD player for the ultimate in touring style. You’ll see the blazing Red Spring Mountain Range, fossilized sand dunes, and the brilliantly colored Calico Hills. Your guided journey along this 13 mile scenic loop will surely impress you with all of its natural beauty. This tour also includes a stop at the Visitors Center and Desert Tortoise Sanctuary.

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