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Accessibility

The visitor center is fully accessible. Accessible restrooms are available at the visitor center and most pullouts on the scenic loop. Wheelchair accessible trails are at Willow Springs Picnic Area, visitor center, and the overlook.

Driving Directions

West Charleston Blvd (State Route 159) is the most direct route to Red Rock Canyon from the “Strip” however there are a series of signals and traffic can be slow. You should allow 25 minutes drive time from the “Strip.” Area Map

Fees and Annual Passes

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area began collecting fees in 1998. America the Beautiful Pass, which replaced the National Parks Pass, Golden Age, Golden Access and Golden Eagle began sales in 2007. Below is a list of all passes that are available at the Red Rock Canyon entrance station:

  • Scenic Drive Day Pass (car) - $7
  • Daily pass for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Does not include overnight stays in the developed campground.
  • Scenic Drive Day pass (motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian) - $3
  • Daily pass for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Does not include overnight stays in the developed campground.
  • Red Rock Annual Pass – $30
    • Yearly pass for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Does not include overnight stays in the developed campground.
  • America the Beautiful Pass - $80
    • The America the Beautiful pass is an interagency pass that will be honored by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.
  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass - $10 one time fee
    • Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens who are 62 and older to national parks, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Land Management sites.   Pass provides 50 percent discount on campground fees.
  • America the Beautiful Access Pass – Free (purchase at visitor center) - Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens with a permanent disability to national U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Land Management sites. Pass provides 50 percent discount on campground fees.

Hours

The Scenic Drive hours are:

November 1 through February 28/29;  6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 1 through March 31;  7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 1 through September 30;  6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
October 1 through October 31;  6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Red Rock Overlook on SR 159 (W. Charleston Blvd) is open for one additional hour.

The Visitor Center hours are:

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lost and Found

Lost items should be reported or taken to the visitor center.

Organized Groups

If you are planning to bring an organized group to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, please contact an Outdoor Recreation Planner for Red Rock Canyon at 702-515-5000.

The size and activity of your organized group will determine the type of permit that will be issued. Advance notice of permits ranges from 30 days to 180 days depending on the permit type.  Do I need a permit? 

Outfitters and Guides

Pets

Pets are welcome at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Pets are permitted on trails, and should be leashed to minimize conflicts with other people, other pets and native wildlife. Pet owner is required to clean up pet waste (baggies for waste disposal are available in the campground and at the Scenic Drive fee station).

In the campground, pets must be leashed at all times. Pets may not be left unattended. Pet owner is responsible for picking up pet waste. Pets must be leashed at other developed facilities such as the visitor center, Willow Springs picnic area and Red Rock overlook.

Pet owners are reminded that summertime can reach to temperatures above 110 °F and leaving a pet in a vehicle can endanger their life.

Special Events and Commercial Activities

If you are planning a special event or are interested in providing a commercial service in Red Rock Canyon such as clinic, fund raising activity or large meeting, you may need to obtain a permit. Please contact us to verify this prior to your arrival.

Supplemental Law Enforcement Rules

Weather

Red Rock Canyon NCA averages 294 days of sunshine per year (211 clear days, 83 partly cloudy days). With an average annual rainfall of 4.13 inches and an average humidity around 29%. The average temperature is 66.3 °F (19 °C).

Current Weather Forecast

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SEASONAL HIGH & LOW TEMPERATURES

 

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Highs

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78

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68

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Last updated: 01-26-2011