Red Rock Canyon 05.2014
nevada / Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of its National Landscape Conservation System, and protected as a National Conservation Area. It is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas, and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The area is visited by more than two million people each year.

Breaking News: On February 20, 2018, amenity fees for the 13-mile scenic drive and the campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will increase to support a growing number of visitors to the area, and to improve service to the public. A large section of the National Conservation Area will still be accessible for hiking, and other recreational activities, free of charge. The fee increase will put prices at $15 for cars, $10 for motorcycles, $5 for bicycles and pedestrians, $20 for individual campsites, $10 for walk-in campsites and $60 for group campsites. The fee for a Red Rock Canyon Annual Support Pass will not increase and remain at $30 per year. The standard amenity fee charged at the 13-Mile Scenic Drive has not increased since 2011. Since that time, BLM has added numerous amenities, activities and services to improve visitor experiences. (Press release)




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Less than 20 miles from the celebrated Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area showcases some of the best examples of what makes the southern Mojave Desert so spectacular. The area, named for its vivid, “rusted” red sandstone outcrops, offers visitors nearly 200,000 acres in which to experience unique sandstone escarpments, thickets of Joshua trees, beautiful desert flowers, the beloved desert tortoise, and evidence left by native peoples, such as roasting pits, petroglyphs, and pictographs. About a million people visit this stunning Nevada landscape each year to enjoy the 13-mile scenic drive; more than 30 miles of trails; excellent rock climbing, biking, and equestrian opportunities; and a vibrant visitor center.

Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in 1990 as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today, the area is part of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System (also known as National Conservation Lands).

News: On Feb 22, 2017 the Clark County Commission voted on a controversial development of 5,025 homes at the edge of the park. Video from Clark County.