Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (BLM) Day Trip

We used our America the Beautiful pass for day admission into the park. The scenic drive is a 13 miles one way loop. There are several places to stop for hiking, sightseeing, rock climbing, enjoying the outdoors & jeeping. Also, Red Rock Canyon visitor center has a passport stamp for the National Park Passport Program.

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Rock Climbers

Rock Climbers-the small specks on the rock

More Rock Climbing

More Brave Rock Climbers

Trails along the scenic drive to walk on.

There are trails along the scenic drive to walk on. It was too cold for this Southern California girl to walk the trails.

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More walking trails along the scenic  drive route for brave souls that don’t mind the December cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is beautiful. The coloring of the sandstone is from the presence of  iron oxide. Exposure to the elements caused some of the iron mineral to oxidize or “rust” resulting in colorful red, orange and brown rocks. This incredible outdoors conservation area is within 45 minutes  from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dry Camping at Red Rock Canyon

Dry camping at Red Rock Canyon for tents & RV's

Although, this time we camped at Las Vegas Thousand Trails there is dry camping at Red Rock Canyon for tents & RV’s.

Happy Day Trip!

Red Rock Interpretative Association

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14 thoughts on “Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, Nevada

  1. Ah, I have found memories of hiking at Red Rocks when my kids were little (we lived in Vegas in the ’90’s). Back then there was no visitor center, entrance fee, or place to camp. Thanks for the update and taking me back 🙂

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  2. Nice pics. We were near there last year but couldn’t stop. We blew out our brakes coming out of Death Valley and we didn’t dare go off the inters tae until we got the brakes fixed. So we net straight into LA to our destination and then parked the truck at a shop. Oh well, there’s always next year.

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