Activities & Resources
Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area551in Las Vegas, NV 89124
about Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area:
The scenery includes embedded cliff fossils and petroglyphs, secret water holes, gnarled Joshua Trees, and occasional wild burro sightings. Active families who love to hike will find ample trails, and picnic areas are available at many of the loop's pull-offs.
A brand new, state-of-the art Visitor Center opened in the spring of 2010; it features a gift store, exhibits, and hands-on activities that offer great information about the history and ecology of the park and the Mojave Desert.
Organized hikes, many of which are family-oriented, are offered through the Visitor Center. Call ahead to learn about program times and to make a reservation. If little legs need stretching, head to the Lost Creek Children's Discovery Trail; it's less than a mile long and is accessible from the Lost Creek parking area.
Annual pass $30. A day pass for a vehicle to access the 13-mile scenic loop is $7; bicyclists' and motorcyclists' day passes $3.