Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive hours expand June 21
LAS VEGAS – The 13-mile Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting June 21. Summer hours normally start April 1 but were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and measures to address visitor, employee and volunteer safety.
Visitation could be heavy at times, with the most congested time anticipated between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., especially on weekends and holidays. There is also limited mobile phone service at Red Rock Canyon NCA, so please keep this in mind when using ride-sharing services – you may not have coverage to hail a ride back.
Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first national conservation area. It is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area includes a 13-Mile Scenic Drive, miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking and nature observing. More information about the NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.