Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area lies between the west ridge and Sand Springs. For those interested in hiking, camping, fishing, boating, sightseeing, mountain biking, etc. this is truly an “all ages” outdoor adventure. You’ll find beautiful scenery, numerous lakes and riverbeds, wildlife, and abundant wildlife watching, including coyotes, ocelots, wolves, bears, and even bobcats. For a full list of attractions, see the “About Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area” information down below.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is located northwest of Red Rock Lake. It is approx. 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip with easy access via highways I-LV and I NM. If you’re using a GPS device, please enter “red rock canyon national conservation area” or “red rock area”, Las Vegas, Nevada. For the best views and wildlife viewing opportunities, it is advisable to use a vehicle instead of a bicycle.
The most popular attractions in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and the Green Valley/North Rim Trail. Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located on the eastern edge of the Red Rock Canyon. This Park features a variety of hiking trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, and picnic shelters. The park also features a very large playground for children. It is very close to the intersection of I-80 and I-juveda boulevards.
The Green Valley/North Rim Trail is two miles long, as well as the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area boundary. The trail head for the Green Valley/North Rim Trail is located approximately seven miles west of Las Vegas, on Highway 402 near Grants, New Mexico. The beginning of this hike is in a small dry creek bed. The path gradually becomes rougher and more difficult.
On your way to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, you will pass through the scenic Sandstone Mountains. A two-way road, called the Big Sandy Loop, is available to take you within a few miles of the rim. At the end of this scenic loop, you will be treated to another overlook of the spectacular canyon walls. At this point, you have two choices.
You can continue along the Big Sandy Loop Road, or you can take a longer trek through the scenic red sandstone desert. When nearing the end of the road, at the Parker Pass Lookout, you will see a sign for the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. To get there, you can drive your vehicle north on I-40 for forty miles, then turn left on Route 507 towards Las Vegas NV . To reach Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the best approach is to take the “Red Rock Tour Bus” from Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon. This tour bus offers an informative and guided tour of the canyon, from beginning to end.
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