Drive the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop



12 miles

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Added by Jean-Claude Linossi

12 mile scenic loop road just outside of Las Vegas, NV with fantastic views and opportunity to hike many great trails.

Begin your drive from the visitor center. Drive along the scenic highway and stop at one of the multiple parking areas to get out of the car, stretch your legs, and hike some the trails starting from the parking area. There is a variety of easy to moderate difficulty trails stemming from the parking areas. There are wonderful views along this highway. This loop is best traveled slowly to take in the varied scenery.

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🥇Top Contributor

10 months ago

Scenic drive!

Fun drive with lots of potentials for pull offs and some nice day hikes. The visitor center was informative and a good place to start like the description says. Nice views all around! Fun to look at all the rocks and look for climbers!


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10 months ago

Desert Tortoises

This is an amazing place outside the light of Vegas. Lots of pull offs, picnic areas, back country trails, and easy day hikes. The desert tortoises that life here are an added treat, they avoid the heat of the day though so take a later drive in the day or first light.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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