Red Rock Canyon is located west of Las Vegas on Charleston Blvd (State Road 159). Charleston is a major east/west street that can be accessed from any north/south surface street or from the 215 Beltway. View an interactive map to locate the canyon visitor center and obtain detailed driving directions from wherever you are.
Visitors should proceed west on Charleston. The boundary for Red Rock Canyon is approximately two miles west of the 215 Beltway/Red Rock Casino.
The Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center is located approximately four miles west of the park boundary and will be the second road that exits the right. The new Visitor Center and Museum opened in April 2010.
Visiting by Taxi, Uber or Lyft
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has over two million visitors annually. It is becoming more common for visitors to arrive without vehicles. They are being dropped off by taxi, Uber and Lyft. These visitors are surprised and frustrated to find that hiking is limited without transportation around the Scenic Drive.
Visitors may want to consider renting a vehicle for the day in order to fully enjoy the Red Rock experience. Personal transportation is needed to fully experience the Scenic Drive and hiking trails. Hiking opportunities from the Visitor Center are limited. Please keep in mind that Red Rock Canyon does not have a shuttle service. Also, cell phones will not work at the Visitor Center. However, visitors will be able to receive a signal in certain areas along the Scenic Drive.
Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
1000 Scenic Loop Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89161
GPS Coordinates: 36°08’08.3″N 115°25’40.2″W (36 degrees 8 minutes North, 115 degrees 25 minutes West)
GPS UTM Coordinates: UTM 11 S 0653467 / 4002192
GPS Decimal Coordinates: 36.135634, -115.427827
Visitor Center altitude is 3,720 feet
Highest auto turnout on Scenic Drive is 4,771 feet
Hours of Operation
Visitor Center is open every day from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Operating hours will vary on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Please call 702-515-5350 for operating hours on these holidays.
Scenic Drive – The scenic loop is open every day of the year with times changing slightly according to the season:
- October – 6 AM to 7 PM
- November through February – 6 AM to 5 PM
- March – 6 AM to 7 PM
- April through September – 6 AM to 8 PM
Fee and Passes
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a United States Government Amenity Fee Area administrated by the Bureau of Land Management.
The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. The core basis of amenity fees is to ensure the Bureau of Land Management meets its preservation, recreation, public enjoyment and visitor experience management goals identified in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision.
|Daily Private Vehicle||$15|
|Daily Bicycle & Pedestrian||$5|
|Red Rock Canyon Annual Support Pass||$30|
|Commercial Tour Vehicle||$15 + $5 per person|
America the Beautiful passes.
- America the Beautiful Annual Pass (an inter-agency pass honored by the National Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service) – $80.
- America the Beautiful Annual Senior Pass (US citizens over the age of 62) – $20.
- America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass (US citizens over the age of 62) – $80 one time fee.
- America the Beautiful Access Pass (Lifetime pass for US citizens with a permanent disability) – available at the Fee Station and Visitor Center at no charge with proper documentation.
- America the Beautiful Military Annual Pass (US citizens, active duty military and their dependents) – no charge with current Military ID.
More information about the NCA, including the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Business Plan 2018-2028, is available at https://www.blm.gov/site-page/RRCNCA
2018 Fee-Free Days
The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands for Martin Luther King Day(January 15), Presidents Day(February 19),National Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 22), and Veterans Day (Nov. 11) in 2018.
Site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived for the specified dates. Other fees, such as overnight camping and group day use, will remain in effect.