Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center (Some rights reserved)
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. Public transportation does not reach Red Rock Canyon.
History: In 1990 Congress designated the area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally).
Today, 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.
Timed entry reservations are required for the Scenic Drive between October 1 – May 31 for entry between 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Timed entry reservations can be made at Recreation.gov by visiting https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10075177, or by calling (877) 444-6777.
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!
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