Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Off-Highway Vehicles

Off-highway vehicle travel is a fun activity if done safely. Off-highway driving in Red Rock National Conservation Area is limited to designated roads only and cross country travel is prohibited to provide for public safety, and preservation of the area.

Four wheel drive (4X4) high clearance vehicles are recommended on all of the unpaved designated roads. The 13-Mile Scenic Drive is limited to street licensed vehicles only.
Some great off-roading opportunities include:
  • Rocky Gap Road - An extremely rough, four-wheel drive road. Expect narrow road conditions with numerous washouts. Not recommended for passenger cars or other low clearance vehicles. Like all off-road trips, preparation and caution are highly recommended.
  • Cottonwood Valley - An undeveloped area that features several unpaved routes. Be prepared for washouts and sandy areas.

Red Rock Canyon has several permitted tour guides who can help you explore in four wheel drive vehicle. 

To help ensure a safer and more responsible off-highway vehicle experience within Red Rock Canyon, please take a moment to check out Tread Lightly!

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