Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a short drive from Vegas, a mere 20km drive that takes about 40 minutes in total to get to. As we were visiting Las Vegas with a toddler we knew that we wouldn’t want to spend the whole time on the Strip and wanted to make it a starting point of a road trip! Discovering how close the Red Rock National Conservation Area was from the strip we knew we had to visit!
Entrance Fee to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
For a normal car to enter Red Rock Canyon the cost is 15USD.
Depending on the time of year, and capabilities of your children you could spend the whole day there however we were there for a few hours and felt it was well worth the money
Facilities at the Red Rock canyon National Conservation Area
At the start of the Scenic Drive there is a discovery centre with facilities and information
Why Visit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with kids or without
The Red Rock Canyon has a 13 mile scenic drive. On this drive there are plenty of places to pull over and park and then head of on hikes of different intensity. As we were traveling with a toddler we decided not to venture off on any hikes but just enjoyed the surrounds of each of the stops.
There are over 26 hikes on the loop however! There are several hikes that are rated easy to moderate on the scenic loop including the Lost Creek – Children’s Discovery Trail. For those that there are more adventurous, there are harder rated hikes.
Top Tips for Visiting Red Rock Canyon with Kids
- Take plenty of water with you
- Take snacks and perhaps a picnic depending on when you are visiting. A great spot for a picnic is at Red Rock Overlook
- Remember to take sun safe precautions.
- It can get cold in the winter so be sure to have plenty of layers.
- Remember to wear proper hiking shoes with good grip
- We used our toddler back pack reins on our trip to keep her safe
Have you visited Red Rock Canyon with Kids – What are your tips?
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