In marked contrast to a city geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA) is known as the premier outdoor recreation experience offering enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, and picnic areas and many other outdoor recreation opportunities just minutes away from the brightly-lit and bustling Las Vegas Strip. RRCNCA is approximately 198,000 acres and located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is visited by more than three million visitors each year.
The Scenic Drive, a 13 mile-one-way paved road, provides access to explore the many special canyons and sandstone hills in the heart of the Conservation Area. There are 12 different trailheads and parking areas to begin your next outdoor adventure. The world class visitor center at the beginning of the drive provides a great introduction to the unique natural and cultural history of this area along with safety and orientation information. From the parking locations there are 21 different trails to explore the peak tops, rolling sandstone ridges, steep walled canyons which highlight special wildlife, vegetation, and cultural history.
RRCNCA will implement a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19. Each vehicle entering the Conservation Area will need a reservation.
Visitors must have an entry reservation for each day they plan to enter. It’s recommended you purchase tickets in advance online at Recreation.gov or using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Advanced reservations may be booked up until the start time of your desired entry time.
Fees are non-refundable ( NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED)
Please arrive as close to your 1-hour time slot as possible, starting at the time indicated on the ticket, with an allowance for a 30-minute early arrival. Once entered, visitors can stay the entire duration of the day that the Scenic Drive is open to the public.
If you plan to visit the Visitor Center, plan to go there first. Re-entry into the Scenic Drive after your one-hour entry reservation will require a new reservation.
March and October: 6am to 7pm PST | November - February: 6am to 5pm PST | April - September: 6am to 8pm PST
Please have a printed or digital copy of your reservation ticket available to be scanned at the park entrance station. Current Pass holders must provide Annual or Lifetime Pass (if applicable) for validation.
Annual and Lifetime passes are accepted as your entrance fee. See Fees and Cancellation section for valid entrance passes. Pass holders will be required to pay the $2.00 reservation fee.
Visitors are allowed to have up to 1 private vehicle reservation per day for only 1 time slot. One reservation per private vehicle. Reservation holder must be in the vehicle at time of entry. Motorcycle/Scooter may have up to two vehicles total per reservation. Reservation holder must be utilizing at least one of the vehicles.
A timed entry reservation is not required. Upon your arrival, please visit the entrance kiosk to pay your entrance fee or have your pass validated. E-bikes are included in this category.
Commercial Tours are limited to five vehicles per reservation. Every vehicle in your group must have a timed entry reservation.
Special Recreation Permits are required for all guided recreation experiences, unless exempt. Advanced reservations may be booked up until the start time of your desired entry time. Contact the Bureau of Land Management to see the status of your tours prior to making resevations.
America the Beautiful Passes or Red Rock Annual Passes are not valid for discounts for entry by commercial tour companies.
Water fountains are available for use only at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center and we recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle to fill up.
Flush toilets in the NCA are located at the Visitor Center. Other locations have vault toilets with no running water.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area participates in entrance fee-free days. On these significant days of celebration or commemoration, all entrance fees are waived. To reserve a ticket for a Fee Free day, select Scenic Drive 1-Day Personal Vehicle Fee Free Day or Scenic Drive 1-Day RV/Trailer Fee Free Entry. Fee Free days are as follows:
2020 Fee Free Days
2021 Fee Free Days
Primary Booking Window: Reservations will be available up to 30 days in advance at 7 a.m. PT on a rolling daily window.
Secondary Booking Window: Reservations will also be available two days in advance at 7 a.m. PT on a rolling daily window. Example: On November 1, reservations will be available for November 3; on November 2 reservations will be available for November 4.
Please select your ticket type, and you will be prompted to apply your pass information in the Order Details as you proceed through checkout. If you have ordered a pass online and it has not arrived, but the pass will arrive by the time you visit RRCNA, you will have an option to apply that pass to your order. If you plan on purchasing your pass when you arrive at RRCNA, you will have an option to apply that pass to your order. You will be charged for your pass upon your arrival.
Pass holders are required to pay the $2.00 non-refundable reservation fee. Be prepared to show your annual or lifetime pass and your timed entry reservation ticket. Valid entrances passes accepted are:
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations must be made by midnight (12:00 a.m. Pacific Time) on the day of your arrival for a refund, minus the $2 processing fee. No refunds for no shows or cancellations made after midnight (12:00 a.m. Pacific Time) on the day of your arrival.
Emergency Closures: In the event of an emergency closure, RRCNCA will refund all fees.
1000 Scenic Loop Drive Las Vegas NV 89161