Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is only about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas and is a great side trip if you’re looking for a break from the bright lights, gambling, and smoke of Vegas and a little bit of nature and the outdoors.
We visited during and after some pretty crazy rains which resulted in Flash Flooding and quite a few closures in the park, which made the trails a bit hard to find and everything a little messy.
Thus we didn’t get a successful hike in, but we did breeze through the 13 mile scenic loop by car on Monday before hitting the road to return back home.
Although we spent most of our time in Valley of Fire State Park we did camp at Red Rock Campground which had a great setup with most of the sites having structures to protect from the hot sun, or in our case rain!
The view wasn’t bad either 🙂
In a few weeks I will be headed back to Las Vegas for the International Pizza Expo, and looking forward to a few sunrise or sunset hikes during the week to explore this conservation area a bit more!