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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip.

2019

Red Rock Canyon 2019

History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the nearly 200,000 acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of its National Landscape Conservation System, and protected as a National Conservation Area.

Fee Increase: On February 20, 2018, amenity fees for the 13-mile scenic drive and the campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will increase to support a growing number of visitors to the area, and to improve service to the public. A large section of the National Conservation Area will still be accessible for hiking, and other recreational activities, free of charge.  The fee increase will put prices at $15 for cars, $10 for motorcycles, $5 for bicycles and pedestrians, $20 for individual campsites, $10 for walk-in campsites and $60 for group campsites. The fee for a Red Rock Canyon Annual Support Pass will not increase and remain at $30 per year. The standard amenity fee charged at the 13-Mile Scenic Drive has not increased since 2011. Since that time, BLM has added numerous amenities, activities and services to improve visitor experiences. (Press release)

BLM
http://www.blm.gov

Less than 20 miles from the celebrated Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area showcases some of the best examples of what makes the southern Mojave Desert so spectacular. The area, named for its vivid, “rusted” red sandstone outcrops, offers visitors nearly 200,000 acres in which to experience unique sandstone escarpments, thickets of Joshua trees, beautiful desert flowers, the beloved desert tortoise, and evidence left by native peoples, such as roasting pits, petroglyphs, and pictographs. About a million people visit this stunning Nevada landscape each year to enjoy the 13-mile scenic drive; more than 30 miles of trails; excellent rock climbing, biking, and equestrian opportunities; and a vibrant visitor center. – BLM

Key Links
redrockcanyonlv.org
https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/nevada/red-rock-canyon

Facebook
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Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association

Twitter
@blmnv
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@TravelNevada
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Headlines
For the love of Red Rock – Las Vegas Weekly
Popular and Busy Red Rock Canyon Needs a Paved Trail Along State Route 159 For Safety Purposes — Now – Alan Snel/LV Sports Biz
Hiking and heat dangers at Red Rock Canyon
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/red-rock-canyon-entrance-fees-to-increase-next-month/
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/sep/07/judge-allows-save-red-rock-group-lawsuit-county
https://knpr.org/dc-blog/red-rock-punt
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/clark-county/controversial-plan-near-red-rock-canyon-gets-clark-county
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/feb/20/save-red-rock-clark-county-commission
http://www.ktnv.com/news/county-commission-set-to-vote-on-controversial-red-rock-development
http://nevadaforward.com/2017/02/09/save-red-rock-clark-county-face-off-court
http://www.timetoclimb.com/climbing/the-black-corridor-sport-climbing-in-red-rock
Failing water well, rotten boardwalk are Red Rock Canyon headaches@RefriedBrean
Proposed work at Red Rock includes new scenic loop escape route@RefriedBrean
Hikers stumble onto dinosaur prints at Red Rock Canyon
https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-red-rock-final

Birding
http://redrockaudubon.comhttp://redrockaudubon.com/where-to-bird@RedRockAudubon
https://www.facebook.com/RRASMAIN

Hikes
Bird and Hike Red Rocks Hikes
http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/events/moenkopi-hike

Stargazing
http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/news/stargazing-at-red-rock-canyon-2

Photos
Red rock canyon 08.2017

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Red Rock Canyon – Ron Mader

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