Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas.
History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of its National Landscape Conservation System, and protected as a National Conservation Area.
New: Reservations. Timed entry reservations will be mandatory for all visitors October 1 to May 31 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Timed entry reservations will not begin this year until November 3. Timed entry reservations are not required between June 1 and September 30. Visitors must also pay an entry fee for the scenic drive. Passes available here.
Nearby: Cactus Joe’s Las Vegas Nursery, 12740 Blue Diamond Road
Owner of beloved Cactus Joe’s nursery found a permanent home amid the desert plants
Lost Creek Trail
Stay on the Boardwalk
Too many people ignore the warning signs and damage the fragile riparian ecosystem at Red Spring by leaving the boardwalk to tromp around in the grass. Please respect nature and stay on designated trails!