Between May 1 and Oct. 31, you can enter Red Rock Canyon between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.; during the rest of the year, the park closes at 9 p.m. Admission to the Red Rock Canyon is free . To learn more, visit the city’s website.
Red Rock Parkway is now open to motor vehicle traffic. Hiking and biking the parkway are still permitted. Bicycles and electric bikes can be rented from Pat’s Waterton or Blakiston.
Cost: $15 per car, $15 per vehicle for commercial vehicles (tour buses and limousines, for example) plus $5 per person, $10 for motorcyclists, $5 for bicyclist and hikers who park at the loop entrance; an annual pass is available for $30.
The 13 mile Scenic Drive through Red Rock Canyon allows visitors to explore the highs and lows of the canyon from their vehicle or bicycle, with many scenic stops and and trailheads along the way. Entrance fees support visitor facilities and upkeep for this world-renowned scenic drive .
Reminder the Red Rocks Trading Post is open daily from 10am – 4pm. Who else is counting down the minutes? As we transition into 2021, we’re hopeful for the road ahead. We are looking forward to live music.
If you only have a half day, then Red Rock Canyon is much closer and doable. Valley of Fire is about a 45 minute (?) drive away from Vegas, whereas Red Rock is 20 minutes away. We had one spare day last time we were in Vegas and drove to Valley of Fire – LOVED it.
Red Rock Canyon is well worth the short trip. There is a fee for your car to drive into the park to do the 13 mile loop and visit the visitor center.
Each year people are lost, injured, and sometimes killed while visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. For your safety , please follow these simple rules: When hiking, stay on established trails and watch your footing at all times. Steep slopes and cliff edges are dangerous.
Red Rocks . The distinctive red that Colorado sandstone rock is known for is because of rust. This happens because sandstone is a porous stone; all the iron particles trapped in the sandstone interact with oxygen and water as these elements trickle into the stone.
Whiting Ranch Hiking: Red Rock Canyon
|In This Guide||Turn by Turn Hike Directions Whiting Ranch Red Rock Canyon Trail Maps How to Get to Whiting Ranch Red Rock Canyon|
|Total Distance||4.2 miles (6.8 km)|
|Hike Time||1:45 Hours (Total)|
|Total Ascent (?)||470 feet (143m)|
1. Red Rocks Hiking Trails. The Trading Post Trail is a 1.4-mile loop that takes visitors around the park’s trademark rock formations, while the Red Rocks Trail connects with Matthew Winters Park to the north for a dramatic 6-mile hike. The Red Rocks Trail can also connect with the Dakota Ridge Trail to the east.
This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. Fees & Passes.
|Type of Entry||Length of Pass||Current Fees|
|Bicycle/Pedestrian||1 Day||$5 per person|
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa offers free shuttle service from McCarran airport and also a free shuttle service from Red Rock Casino Resort to Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas strip . Below is their schedule.
Be aware that there is no cell phone service within Red Rock Canyon so you will want to schedule your pick-up time and location prior to being dropped off.