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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Description: Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock Canyon offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.

The unique geologic features, plants and animals of Red Rock Canyon NCA represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert. In 1990, special legislation supported by the Nevada congressional delegation, changed the status of the Red Rock Recreation Lands to a National Conservation Area (NCA), the seventh to be designated nationally. This legislation provides the funding to protect and improve the area. Red Rock Canyon NCA is enjoyed by the local population as well as visitors from the United States and many foreign countries. One million visitors each year enjoy the spectacular desert landscape, climbing and hiking opportunities, and interpretive programs sponsored by the BLM.

Price Information: Scenic Drive Day Pass (car) - $7
Overnight stays are limited to developed campground and prior permits are required. Contact Ranger's office for more information.

Directions: West of Las Vegas on NV159. West Charleston Blvd (State Route 159) is the most direct route to Red Rock Canyon from the “Strip” however there are a series of signals and traffic can be slow. You should allow 25 minutes drive time from the “Strip.” Area Map

http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/blm_special_areas/red_rock_nca.html

Age Appropriate: Family Fun and Families invited

Price Range: $0-$9.99


Phone: 702-515-5350


When: Open all year daylight hours only, closed on some holidays - call to confirm

Volunteer Opportunities Possible


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Where/Southern
Parks/Federal
Outdoor/Equestrian/Horseback_BYOH
Hobbies/Photography
Outdoor/Offroad_and_Trails/Hiking
Outdoor/Offroad_and_Trails/Rock_Climbing
Outdoor/Offroad_and_Trails/Picnicking



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