Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area fee free September 26

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management will waive amenity-related fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for National Public Lands Day on September 26. Other fees, such as camping and group day use, will remain in effect.   

Visitation is expected to be heavy, with the most congested time anticipated between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 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 LEED certified visitor center, 13-Mile Scenic Drive, miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and the Red Spring Interpretive Boardwalk. More information about the NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca

BLM offers online passes, timed entry reservations for Red Rock Canyon NCA on Recreation.gov

News Release
BLM Southern Nevada District 

Media Contact: John Asselin (702) 515-5046 jasselin@blm.gov 

September 16, 2020 

LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management will offer online timed entry reservations and purchase of daily entry passes for the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Scenic Drive for visits on or after November 3, 2020. Daily passes and timed entry reservations will be available through Recreation.gov. Advanced reservations are available beginning October 6, 2020.  

The BLM will offer these services for Red Rock Canyon NCA on Recreation.gov to improve visitor experience, address capacity issues during busy seasons, and improve human health and safety. Addressing capacity issues will also help staff manage resources around the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive. Online purchase of daily entry passes also shortens the wait at fee gates. Recreation.gov is available 24-hours a day. 

“The availability of online daily passes and timed entry reservations will help us maintain, and improve, the quality visitor experience at Red Rock Canyon,” said Catrina Williams, Red Rock/Sloan Field Manager. “I’m excited we will be able to offer this online system, which will streamline entry, improve safety and help us effectively protect resources.”  

The Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon NCA typically experiences a significant increase in visitation during the mild weather seasons of fall, winter and spring, primarily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., leading to closures when the fee area reaches capacity. To address capacity and safety issues, timed entry reservations will be mandatory for all visitors October 1 to May 31 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Timed entry reservations will not begin this year until November 3. Timed entry reservations are not required between June 1 and September 30.  

Timed entry reservations will be for entry during the reserved time window. After entry, visitors may continue to enjoy the area until closing time. The reservation does not restrict the amount of time visitors may stay inside the fee area. 

Timed entry reservations do not include the entry fee for the Scenic Drive – visitors must also have a daily pass, Red Rock Canyon Annual Support Pass, or an America The Beautiful Pass. Passes allow entry to the pass holder and passengers in their vehicle. All passes will still be available for purchase at the Red Rock Canyon NCA fee gates. Daily passes will also be available at Recreation.gov. 

Recreation.gov will charge a $2 processing fee for timed entry reservations. Timed entry reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance. The Recreation.gov Red Rock Canyon NCA page is at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/gateways/1826

More information about Red Rock Canyon is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca

Frequently asked questions: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/Nevada-Red-Rock-Timed_Entry_Q_and_A.pdf

Friends Participates in #GivingTuesdayNow

You are part of the Friends family, and we need family right now.

Soon enough our volunteers will be back at Red Rock Canyon NCA , and we expect a strong wave of visitors along with a long list of items to cleanup and repair around the NCA. 

But for now, there are no visitors, and Friends has suffered from the loss of contributions in our donation boxes and the revenue that our inventory sales provide. 

Philanthropy is important in this moment, andwe hope you will consider making a gift to Friends. 

You can donate here: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/friends-of-red-rock-canyon

You can learn more about our organization  and membership here: www.friendsredrock.org

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area fee free February 17, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management will waive amenity-related fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 17. Other fees, such as camping and group day use, will remain in effect. 

Visitation on that day, and the weekend prior, is expected to be heavy, with the most congested time anticipated between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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 LEED certified visitor center, 13-Mile Scenic Drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, and nature observing. More information about the NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area fee free January 20, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management will waive amenity-related fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20. Other fees, such as camping and group day use, will remain in effect.

Visitation on that day is expected to be heavy, with the most congested time anticipated between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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.

More information about Red Rock Canyon NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.

Christmas Day (12/25) Hours for Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas will have limited hours on Christmas Day, December 25.

The Scenic Drive area at Red Rock Canyon will be open from noon to 5 p.m., and the Visitor Center will be open noon to 4:30 p.m. The fee gates will close at 5 p.m. Normal operating hours will resume December 26. More information and normal operating hours at Red Rock Canyon NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.

Red Rock Canyon Thanksgiving Hours

Red Rock Canyon a will have limited hours on Thanksgiving Day, November 28.

The Scenic Drive area at Red Rock Canyon will be open from 6 a.m. to noon, and the Visitor Center will be open 8 a.m. to noon. The fee gates will close at noon. TMore information and normal operating hours at Red Rock Canyon NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.

Visitation at Red Rock Canyon NCA increases significantly during the Thanksgiving weekend, with the most congested time anticipated between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

To ensure a high-quality visitor experience and to allow access for emergency vehicles (if needed), the 13-Mile Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon may be temporarily closed during periods of high visitation. Road signs will be posted along State Route 159 if/when the Scenic Drive is closed. Visitors may call (702) 515-5350 to check if the Scenic Drive is open.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area fee free November 11

The Bureau of Land Management will waive amenity-related fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for Veterans Day on November 11. Other fees, such as camping and group day use, will remain in effect. 

Visitation is expected to be heavy, with the most congested time anticipated between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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 LEED certified visitor center, 13-Mile Scenic Drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, and nature observing. More information about the NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.

New Hours at Red Rock

The 13-mile Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon will be open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting November 1. This change happens yearly as days become longer and sunset is later in the day. The Visitor Center will continue to be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 LEED-certified visitor center, 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

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area fee free September 28

The Bureau of Land Management will waive amenity-related fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for National Public Lands Day on September 28. Other fees, such as camping and group day use, will remain in effect. 

Visitation is expected to be heavy, with the most congested time anticipated between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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 LEED certified visitor center, 13-Mile Scenic Drive, miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and the Red Spring Interpretive Boardwalk. More information about the NCA is available at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.