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Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

Description: Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area’s 48,438 acres provide peace and solitude for those who visit the unique scenic and geologic features and extraordinary cultural resources. Surroundings can vary from lowland dry lake beds to volcanic rock peaks reaching more than 5,000 feet.

The centerpiece of the area is the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, one of the most significant cultural resources in Southern Nevada. Archeologists believe the more than 300 rock art panels with 1,700 individual design elements were created by native cultures from the Archaic to historic era.

The West offers some of the most remarkable landscapes found on the public lands. Many of these places have received special recognition and protection through congressional or presidential conservation designations. National Conservation Areas are designated by Congress to conserve, protect, enhance and manage public land areas for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. Sloan Canyon was designated as a National Conservation Area in 2002 and responsible use of the area is encouraged.

Please practice the "Take only Pictures / Leave only footprints' policy by packing in and out all your supplies and trash, do not remove or damage the area.

Price Information: Access is free to the public.

Directions: Take I-15 south to exit 25 (Sloan exit).


Age Appropriate: Family Fun and Families invited

Price Range: Free

Phone: 702-515-5350

When: Open all year, access may be restircted during inclimite weather or for maintenance pruposes.

Take I-15 south to exit 25 (Sloan exit) and turn left at the stop sign.
Turn left onto Las Vegas Blvd. Travel north on Las Vegas Blvd about .1 mile.
Turn right on a dirt road heading east (this road is opposite the north bound freeway entrance for I-15. This road will follow the power line.)
Follow the power line road for approximately 4 miles. Just past power pole number 12084 look for a two-track road on the right. This road is signed “Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area”
Follow this road south for approximately 1 mile. The road will fork, keep to the right.
Road will dead end at the entrance to Petroglyph Canyon.

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