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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Spend your day immersed in the beautiful mountains of the Red Rock Canyon.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Hiking Horseback riding Rock climbing
Location
Clark County
Length
50.00 miles (Network)
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate, Difficult
Town
Las Vegas
Surface
Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Boardwalk, Sand
Pets
Permitted on Leash
Fees
Yes
Wilderness Areas
La Madre Mountain Wilderness Area, Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Area

Description

Trail head parking is available throughout the recreation area. Each trailhead has its own parking lot that is either paved or a dirt pull out. The paved parking lots are ADA accessible and usually equipped with a bathroom and picnic area. This route is one-way only so make sure to plan your hikes ahead of time to avoid missing your stop and having to pay another fee upon reentry.  

Each trail head has a designated parking area making the trails easily accessible. The trail surface ranges from loose sand to rock and the trails provide little to no shade. The Red Springs boardwalk trail is the only ADA accessible trail throughout the canyon. There are several nationally recognized rock-climbing areas throughout the recreation area so be sure to check them out!

Always exercise caution when hiking; do not approach wildlife and be aware of any cliffs or drop offs that may occur along the trail. Water is scarce within the Red Rock Canyon area so be sure to pack more than you think you will need. 

Popular Rock Climbing Areas: 

  • The Southern Outcrops 
  • Mud Springs Canyon 
  • First Creek Canyon 
  • Mount Wilson 
  • Oak Creek Canyon 
  • Juniper Canyon 
  • Pine Creek Canyon 
  • Icebox Canyon 
  • Willow Springs
  • Calico First Pullout and Second Pullout 
  • Calico Basin: Red Springs and Kraft Mountain 

If you have any questions about where to rock climb or other trail information, stop by the visitors center just past the entrance to Red Rock Canyon!

Other Information

The Red Rock Canyon Overlook Trail, Sandstone Quarry Trail ,and the Red Springs Boardwalk are a few of the ADA trails in the conservation area. Visit the Trail Access Project website for more information. 

Camping is available just outside of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. 

For equestrian specific information, visit Nevada Horse Trails to learn more!

Most Popular trails as suggested by Travel Nevada 

Click here for the Red Rock Canyon complete visitors guide.

Visit the Red Rock Canyon visitors page for more planning information.

Visit the BLM website to download georeferenced PDF maps or visit their office!

Given that portions of the Spring Mountains are designated wilderness, only hikers and equestrians are allowed within the wilderness boundary. Motorized and mechanized use is only permitted on surrounding non-wilderness trails. Please be respectful of the wilderness boundary and only travel on designated roads and trails for your activity type. Horses are allowed and only certified weed free hay can be brought in. Currently, USDA Forest Service policy considers E-Bikes to be motorized vehicles, and therefore, are restricted to roads and trails designated for motorized use

Trail Manager

For more information visit the BLM website or contact: 

Bureau of Land Management - Red Rock/ Sloan Field Office
1000 Scenic Loop Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89161
Phone: 702-515-5350
blm_nv_sndo_web_mail@blm.gov
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Trail Tips

Leave What You Find
Respect natural resources, cultural and historic items, and wildlife by looking rather than touching.

Trailhead Information

From downtown Las Vegas, take the I-151 N/US 95 N. Continue along US 95 N and take exit 81 A for Summerlin Pkwy. Continue alone N-613/Summerlin Pkwy until exit 26, Bruce Woodbury Beltway S. Continue along the 215 S and take a right onto N 195 W/ W Charleston Blvd. The entrance to Red Rock Canyon will be on your right.

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