Discover the ethereal beauty of Red Rock Canyon on this day trip from Las Vegas. Take some time from the glitz and glamour of the strip to spend some time in nature. Explore the ruddy-hued canyon, once home to the area's Native Americans, on a relaxed 6-hour tour or a speedy 4-hour tour. Round-trip transportation from Las Vegas hotels is included, as well as lunch on the 6-hour tour.
Guided sightseeing tour of the Red Rock Canyon from Las Vegas
Leisurely 13-mile (21-kilometer) scenic loop
Calico Hills, roasting pits and petroglyphs at Willow Springs
Lunch (six-hour tour only)
Choice of six-hour day trip or express four-hour tour
Pick-up and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
The Strip isn't the only visually stunning landmark in Vegas! Take in the gorgeous scenery and learn about the Native Americans who once lived in Red Rock Canyon on this quick and easy sojourn into the desert.
Following pickup from your hotel in Las Vegas, board a comfortable vehicle to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Once there, take a circuit through the area while learning about the area's geography, ecology and history. Stops include Calico HIlls, Willow Springs and Spring Mountain State Park. Choose from the time-conscious 4-hour Red Rock Express Tour or the leisurely 6-hour Red Rock Canyon Tour (which includes lunch). Please see Itinerary section below for tour options.
Red Rock Canyon Tour (6 hours) After hotel pickup, head to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to travel along the leisurely 13-mile (21-kilometer) scenic loop. Stops along the way include the colorful sandstone Calico Hills, limestone Indian roasting pits and the petroglyphs at Willow Springs. The tour continues with a visit to Spring Mountain State Park, a ranch once owned by eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes. Red Rock Express Tour (4 hours) The afternoon express tour begins with custom van transportation from your hotel to the spectacular Red Rock Canyon, where you will hear about past explorers and the canyon's unique geography and wildlife. Next, you'll take a smooth ride around the scenic loop.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Sep 2018
Our guide Allen made the tour, he kept us well hydrated with lots of icy cold water, whenever we needed it and was full of wonderful information about every place we traveled. He kept the tour moving and fun. Could not believe he remembered everyone's name on the tour. Made it personal and friendly. The stops were well timed. Great tour.
This tour exceeded our expectations. We cannot recommend this tour highly enough and it is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the Vegas strip without going too far. Our tour guide Ralph looked after us throughout the day with unlimited cold bottles of water and a well air conditioned bus. Ralph was a minefield of information and knew the area very well. Our first stop on the tour was the Red Rock Canyon visitor centre where there is a gift shop, wandering tortoises and lots of information about the canyon. On the 13 mile scenic trail there were numerous viewpoint stops where you get the opportunity to get out of the vehicle and wander closer to the rocks. Time is given at each stop to explore so be prepared to do some walking and wear appropriate footwear. There are lots of photo opportunities on this tour and Ralph would stop the bus at the slightest point of interest whether it was a petroglyph, Joshua tree or better view of the canyon. A picnic lunch of sandwiches and snacks is provided and we had this al fresco in the grounds of a ranch that we later visited before heading back to Vegas.
If you’re looking to get off the strip during your stay in Vegas, I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide, Ryan, was very knowledgeable about the tour and Vegas overall. The canyon is beautiful and I was able to take many pictures.
This tour was truly amazing and well worth the trip. Tony was our tour guide he was very knowledgeable and friendly. He stoped at several sites and gave many interesting facts about the history of the land
Start to finish was such great service! Arrived on time, fully explained the process, very knowledgable on sights and surroundings, beautiful locations and guide even paused a few moments at spots for foto op