RED ROCK CANYON, NV
Arguably one of the most scenic landscapes in Las Vegas, Nevada is Red Rock Canyon, located just 20 minutes west of the strip. Whether you are in Las Vegas as a tourist or you are local to the area, Red Rock Canyon is a place you won't want to miss!
Red Rock Canyon offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for any age or ability level. Ride horseback through rolling hills and deep into desert canyons. Drive the scenic loop from the visitors center right through the heart of Red Rock Canyon. Get out and explore the red rocks on foot. Hike on the designated trails or scramble up the red rock boulders and shimmy through the slot canyons. Bike the backcountry or cycle on the highway. Rock climb (or watch the professional climbers) on the majestic, towering red rocks of the Spring Mountains. Catch a concert or show at the Spring Mountain Ranch. Take your kids to Bonnie Springs Ranch for a train ride, to walk through the cowboy town, or to see desert animals in the petting zoo. Hike back to the hot springs and take a swim. Red Rock Canyon is a haven for anything outdoors and can be enjoyed even in the heat of the summer, just go early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the hottest of temperatures.
It's common to see wild burros (donkeys) roaming free in Red Rock Canyon. There is a $500 fee for feeding them, so although they are friendly, keep your distance and don't offer them any food.
To get to Red Rock Canyon, take 215 west, exit at Charleston Blvd., then follow west towards the visitors center (located on the right side of the road). Be cautious of cyclists and runners that frequently use the shoulder of Charleston Blvd. in Red Rock Canyon and be courteous by giving them plenty of space as you drive by.