Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Helicopter Landing Tour

Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Helicopter Landing Tour

Enjoy the "Best of Las Vegas" on this one-of-a-kind aerial flight featuring a natural gem of the Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon. Fly over the iconic fiery-red sandstone cliffs and the scenic loop of Red Rock Canyon on your way to one of the best views in Las Vegas. Departing from the Las Vegas Strip terminal, enjoy aerial views over Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Descend to a private vista for views of the Las Vegas Strip and Valley. From this panoramic overlook 2,900 feet above the city, relax with champagne for 30 minutes near Red Rock Canyon. Your helicopter landing adventure concludes with a flight over some of Las Vegas's most luxurious homes and golf courses. Upon returning to the Las Vegas Strip, see iconic landmarks such as Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Luxor, T-Mobile Arena, and the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium. You can also opt to take the tour at sunset. Enjoy an extended landing time at the golden hour from a secluded viewpoint. Return after sunset as the Strip shines bright and the city comes to life.

Las Vegas: Mojave, Red Rock Sign and 7 Magic Mountains Tour

Las Vegas: Mojave, Red Rock Sign and 7 Magic Mountains Tour

The California Mojave desert is the most famous desert in USA. Red Rock Canyon in Clark County, Nevada, is about 15 miles west of Las Vegas (pickup starts from 7 AM), and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations, a collection of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000-feet high, making them a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination. The highest point in the park is La Madre Mountain at 8,154 feet. State Route 159 cuts through an unnamed but often-visited valley; it is commonly, but mistakenly, referred to as Red Rock Canyon. The Wilson Cliffs, or Keystone Thrust, a massive wall of rock, can be seen to the west from SR 159. Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale, site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately 10 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 30-feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is a creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color. Seven Magic Mountains was produced by the Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016, and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. Due to the incredible success of the piece since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to keep the artwork on view at its current site.

Red Rock Canyon by Tour Trekker from Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon by Tour Trekker from Las Vegas

Drive along the 13-mile scenic drive at Red Rock National Conservation area accompanied by an NAI Certified Tour Guide. See the dramatic rock formations and brilliant colors. A stop at the Visitors Center allows you to explore many exhibits and learn the history of the fascinating area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, only minutes from the Strip, has scenery that is so dramatic it is often selected as the backdrop for movies and commercials. Along the 13-mile scenic drive you will view the impressive Wilson Cliffs, part of the 65-million-year-old Keystone Thrust. Numerous geological features abound, including the fossilized sand dunes of the brilliantly colored Calico Hills. A brief stop at the Visitor Center allows you to explore many fascinating exhibits, interactive learning experiences, and a well-stocked gift shop. Beautiful desert scenery, ancient Native American pictographs, and diverse vegetation make this tour one you’ll never forget.

Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Ultimate Guided Tour

Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Ultimate Guided Tour

This tour totally immerses you in the remarkable nature and history of one of the most gorgeous places on earth! A perfect half-day getaway from the bustle and Vegas strip, you will enter a totally opposite world on this tour - awesome, inspiring nature, Native American heritage sites, and real Wild West historical homes and hangouts. Driving through the Red Rock Canyon area, you will simply be amazed. Stand beside these gorgeous canyons and mountains and be overwhelmed by their beauty and feel their power. The old Spring Mountain Ranch, Blue Diamond mining town, and the surrounding majesty of the Red Rocks will leave you feeling like you got a great taste of the old west of Vegas when Native Americans lived in peace with the lands, before the glitter and glamour and when life was tough, and tough people ruled the day, and the remarkable beauty of the surrounding nature made it all worth living for.

Red Rock Canyon w/Rocky Gap 4x4 Adventure

Red Rock Canyon w/Rocky Gap 4x4 Adventure

This is an exciting upgrade to the Red Rock Canyon Classic tour, riding in a cutting-edge Jeep Wrangler. Within minutes of the Strip, you’ll find yourself on the natural side of Las Vegas. Experience a thrilling off-road adventure up Rocky Gap Road, and appreciate the raw beauty of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area at every turn.  See the blazing Red Spring Mountain Range, fossilized sand dunes, and the brilliantly colored Calico Hills. Your guided journey along this 13-mile (21-kilometer) scenic loop, plus Rocky Gap Road, will surely impress you with all of its natural beauty.

Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon and Las Vegas Strip Trike Tour

Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon and Las Vegas Strip Trike Tour

Hop on board a 2-person trike and embark on a guided trip to picturesque Red Rock Canyon with its unforgettable views and red rocks. Get a taste of the city at the Las Vegas Strip and stop at the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign for photos. Your tour begins at the trike shop and a short safety briefing. Then you’ll gear up with your trike and helmet before hitting the local streets for a fun and thrilling ride. With an automatic trike, you’ll get to enjoy the fresh air and freedom of a bike without getting tired. Rest assured no motorcycle license is needed to ride your trike. When you arrive at the Las Vegas sign, get plenty of time to take photos before continuing the trip to Red Rock Canyon. Later, ride back to the trike shop to drop off your gear and say goodbye to your guide. 

Private Guided Red Rock Canyon Driving Adventure

Private Guided Red Rock Canyon Driving Adventure

Marvel at awe-inspiring views of Red Rock Canyon during a driving adventure from Las Vegas. After a hotel pickup, set out in an air-conditioned vehicle to immerse yourself in the cultural and historical tapestry of the area as your local guide unveils captivating stories. Witness native wildlife, including majestic mule deer, bighorn sheep, and fascinating desert turtles in the heart of nature. Enjoy the ultimate driving tour accompanied by a female guide. Stand beside canyons and mountains, gazing at their beauty, and capture the essence of the scenic desert cliffs.

Las Vegas: Death Valley and Red Rock Canyon Day Tour

Las Vegas: Death Valley and Red Rock Canyon Day Tour

Venture into the arid, desolate surrounds of Nevada’s desert landscapes on a day trip from Las Vegas. Soak in the views on the drive to the infamous Death Valley, and marvel at the vibrant colors found in Red Rock Canyon. Depart Las Vegas and embark on an exciting journey to the otherworldly landscapes of Death Valley. During a 2-hour drive, traverse the desert terrain and marvel at the breathtaking scenery that gradually unfolds before you. Arrive at Death Valley before noon, where the unique and diverse landscapes will leave you spellbound. The arid landscape is famous for the highest recorded temperature in the world, a sweltering 134 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer of 1936. In the afternoon, your adventure continues as you venture towards the stunning Red Rock Canyon, a natural wonder located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Las Vegas. The vibrant hues of the canyon's towering rock formations paint an awe-inspiring picture against the desert skyline. After immersing yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of this natural marvel return to Las Vegas, completing a day filled with unforgettable sights.

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

Journey through some of Nevada's most breathtaking landscapes have the chance to explore ancient petroglyphs and witness the incredible intersection of nature and art at Seven Magic Mountains on this day trip from Vegas. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to Valley of Fire State Park, known for its stunning red sandstone formations and ancient petroglyphs. Begin at Elephant Rock, a towering rock formation that resembles an elephant. Admire the natural beauty of the park and snap some photos. Next, you'll head to Atlatl Rock, where you'll see some of the park's ancient petroglyphs, which were created by Native Americans over 2,000 years ago. The petroglyphs depict animals, humans, and other symbols, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of the region. From there, visit Seven Sisters, a series of towering rock formations that resemble seven towering sisters. This is another great spot for taking photos and soaking up the awe-inspiring beauty of the park. You'll then have the option to hike one of three trails: Fire Wave, Rainbow Vista, or White Domes. Fire Wave is a short, easy hike that leads to a unique sandstone formation that resembles an ocean wave. Choose Rainbow Vista, which offers panoramic views of the park's colorful rock formations. Try the White Domes which takes you on a scenic journey through narrow canyons and slot canyons. After a morning adventure in the park, head to Seven Magic Mountains, a stunning art installation located in the Mojave Desert just outside of Las Vegas. See the bold, colorful display of seven towering pillars made from locally-sourced boulders stacked on top of each other created by Ugo Rondinone. Take in the bright, fluorescent-colored pillars, which rise up to 30 feet high and stand out against the natural desert landscape. The installation is a surreal sight and offers some incredible photo opportunities. Enjoy a must-see attraction for art lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Finally, Wrap up your tour at around 2 or 3 PM and be dropped back at your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

From Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Hire

From Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Hire

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Las Vegas, and then travel to the Red Rock National Conservation Area a few miles west of the city. Get fitted with the correct gear and electric bike on arrival, and benefit from any necessary training and clothing to enjoy your experience in safety. Get access to 20 miles of scenic bike paths along the Blue Diamond and Red Rock scenic loops, along with the paths around the affluent Summerlin district. Enjoy the freedom to stop and start at your leisure. Look for the local wildlife, such as coyotes and bighorn sheep. Reconnect with nature among the sandstone rocks of the Red Rock Canyon, estimated to be 180 to 190 million years old. Fill your lungs with fresh air and take in the stunning vistas of the conservation area before the transfer back to downtown Las Vegas.

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4.9
(448 reviews)

Would definitely reccomend cannot express how excellent this activity is which is undersold worth every penny and accessible for everyone especially as I am a nervous rider but felt right at ease . If we were not leaving tomorrow we would do the ride again as this was better than the trip to the Grand Canyon and all our group agree the best highlight of our holiday

The service offered was super. Our driver/guide Tallita was so kind and we enjoyed our time with her. During the trip she explained us in detail, all about red rock. I really recommend this activity. It is exclusive and immersive. Thank you

Our guide (can’t remember his name!) but he was great, friendly and knowledgeable! Our tour was on May 15th and his boss rode along with us. My husband, son and I really enjoyed the tour. A must do in Vegas!!

This tour is very nice, an incredible experience for people who like nature. totally recommended, it goes without saying that the tour staff was fantastic and professional, thank you

Amazing trip, our guide was very knowledgeable and happy to help