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  • Address: USA
  • Hours: Year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Admission: Cars $7; pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles $3

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Red Rock Canyon Tours

The 195,819-acre (79,245-hectare) Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada comprises a network of narrow canyons, seasonal waterfalls, rock art sites, and surreal rock formations with ample opportunity for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and desert wildlife watching, all a short drive from Las Vegas.

The Basics
Red Rock Canyon, with its large formations of red rocks and ample outdoor activities, sits a world away from Las Vegas, despite being visible from the city. Rock climbers come to conquer the 3,000-foot (914-meter) red sandstone walls of Keystone Thrust, while mountain bikers find optimal conditions on the Mustang Trail. Some of the best views of the American Southwest landscape come from the Red Rock Canyon Overlook, a 13-mile scenic loop through the park that gives visitors a look at the Mojave Desert scenery from the comfort of a car or bicycle. Tour options are plentiful—horseback rides, guided hikes, electric bike rides, Segway, and scooter tours, or even a romantic hot air balloon ride.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Red Rock Canyon is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven ground.
  • The canyon provides little shade, so don't forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of drinking water.
  • Most tours from Las Vegas last four to six hours.

How to Get to Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is located 25 miles (40 km) west of the Las Vegas Strip. Since there are no public transportation options between Las Vegas and the canyon, most visitors either take guided tours with return transportation from Las Vegas hotels or drive their own vehicles via SR 159.

When to Get There
Red Rock Canyon is open throughout the year, with slightly shorter hours during the winter season (November to February). The visitor center is open daily. For optimal hiking conditions, plan to visit between November and March; expect temperatures as high as 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) during summer.

Things to See In and Around Red Rock Canyon
Because the Red Rock National Conservation Area covers such a sizable swathe of desert, it's home to many worthy natural attractions. The Calico Hills are one of the park's most famous sites, accessible via a moderate hiking trail. Visitors will find old agave roasting pits from Native American history along the Calico Tanks Trail, while Willow Springs boasts petroglyphs. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, situated adjacent to Red Rock Canyon, was once a working ranch owned by millionaire Howard Hughes.

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Red Rock Canyon Tour, Las Vegas, null
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Red Rock Canyon Tour

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While you're in Las Vegas, take a visit to Red Rock Canyon, one of the Mojave Desert's most beautiful attractions. Choose a leisurely six-hour tour, or go ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 - 6 hours

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Red Rock Canyon Guided Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Red Rock Canyon Guided Tour from Las Vegas

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Explore the gorgeous panoramas of Red Rock National Conservation area with this 3-hour tour from Las Vegas. A local guide will lead you through the park's ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99
Las Vegas Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Las Vegas Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take to the skies with this scenic hot air balloon ride over Las Vegas. On this 1-hour flight, soar over Las Vegas neighborhoods and see gorgeous views of Red ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Destination Wedding: Red Rock Canyon Ceremony, Las Vegas, Balloon Rides
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Destination Wedding: Red Rock Canyon Ceremony

Enjoy a wonderful day surrounded by the mystical scene of Red Rock Canyon. Red Rock is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. More and more people ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Morning Maverick Horseback Ride with Breakfast, Las Vegas, Wedding Packages
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Morning Maverick Horseback Ride with Breakfast

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Wake up bright and early for a horseback ride through the Wild West! Leave the Las Vegas Strip behind for a day on a working ranch - where you will dine on a ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Red Rock Canyon Hiking Tour, Las Vegas, Horseback Riding
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Red Rock Canyon Hiking Tour

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Escape from the casinos and hike through gorgeous Red Rock Canyon, a favorite amongst Las Vegas locals. Your guide will present you with three trail options ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.99
Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride, Las Vegas, Hiking & Camping
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Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride

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This scenic hot air balloon ride is a romantic way to fly over Las Vegas. Soar over Las Vegas neighborhoods, see gorgeous views of Red Rock Canyon and travel ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Scooter Car Tour of Red Rock Canyon with Transport from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Balloon Rides
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Scooter Car Tour of Red Rock Canyon with Transport from Las Vegas

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Explore Las Vegas' best-kept secret, Red Rock Canyon, in a fun and unique way! This 3.5-hour guided scooter car tour will take you through this breathtaking ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Old Spanish Trail Horseback Ride with Lunch, Las Vegas, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
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Old Spanish Trail Horseback Ride with Lunch

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Get ready for a Wild West horseback adventure in the beautiful Nevada desert! Leave Las Vegas behind and ride along the trails of Red Rock Canyon National ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Guided Mountain Bike Tour of Mustang Trail in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Horseback Riding
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Guided Mountain Bike Tour of Mustang Trail in Red Rock Canyon

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Challenge your athletic ability and get your adrenaline pumping as you explore Red Rock Canyon's Mustang Trail! On this 4-hour guided mountain bike tour with ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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