Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Clark County, Nevada is both a National Landscape Conservation System preserve and a national park. The Red Rock State Park is located approximately 15 miles west of Las Vegas, NV, and it may be seen from the Strip. The region receives more than three million visitors each year. A collection of huge red rock formations – including sandstone summits and walls produced by thrust faults such as the Keystone Thrust – are on display in the conservation area.
The walls rise up to 3,000 feet tall and are popular hiking and rock climbing destination. La Madre Mountain is the highest peak at 8,154 feet in elevation. Vehicle access to many of the features in the region is provided by a one-way loop road that is 13 miles long. The park’s visitor center is at the entrance to the loop road. Many of the region’s trails are accessible from several side roads and parking areas. The loop road has become popular for bicycle touring, with a moderate climb followed by a mostly downhill or flat ride.
Nevada is the seventh largest state in the United States. It has many unique features that make it stand out from its neighboring states including Nevada’s status as a major tourist destination, one of only four U.S. states with no sales tax, and home to Las Vegas – “The Entertainment Capital of the World”.
Red Rock Canyon is one of the most popular attractions in Nevada. It’s a landmark that can be seen from Las Vegas, and it draws visitors to its world-class hiking trails.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located in southwestern Nevada near Las Vegas and one of America’s newest national parks. The park offers visitors world-class hiking opportunities amid soaring sandstone cliffs, waterfalls plunging into deep pools, rock art left by ancient cultures, orchids blooming in springtime seeps and an abundance of wildlife such as coyotes and lizards living on the canyon floor below. The park also contains two of the finest technical rock climbing areas in Nevada.
Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful, red-colored canyon located in Nevada. It’s known for its impressive rock formations and the way it contrasts with the surrounding desert landscape. The canyon itself stretches about 20 miles long and has more than 150 individual sandstone structures, including natural bridges and towering cliffs.
The park features stunning canyon walls, petroglyphs of ancient cultures, and panoramic views of Nevada’s desert landscape.
The park is open year-round for hiking, biking, camping and scenic drives. Visitors can explore the site on their own or take one of several guided tours that are available throughout the day.