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 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.
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!