Cruising Red Rock Canyon X Rover in Las Vegas
Beyond the glitz of the Strip, where city life meets rugged terrain, Red Rock showcases wildflowers, wildlife, and wild rides. A serene trip into nature may not be at the top of most traveler's bucket lists in Vegas, but as one of the top Las Vegas attractions, I'll hike at Red Rock Canyon again and again.
Here's my experience exploring Red Rock by Rover!
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Las Vegas has some of the best views and experiences the Mojave Desert has to offer. Don't let the name "Red Rock" Canyon state park fool you, it's not only Aztec sandstone! After seeing green desert landscape on the Scenic Drive, my imagination ran wild with what this land must have looked like under water all those years ago.
I got to experience it all in a luxurious SUV, an Overfinch. The British company Overfinch launched in 1975, and it continues to deliver ultra-stylish, high-quality and artisan-like aftermarket upgrades to its' customers around the world.
Ya girl put the windows down, threw some tunes on, and reconnected with nature at Red Rock in an Overfinch Range Rover.
Hiking at Red Rock Canyon
It's easy to get lost in a casino and lose track of time, and it was healing to lose track of time getting lost in the beauty and serenity of nature.
There was some uneven terrain and uphill sections on the Calico trails, but it was a pretty quick and easy hike as we ventured deeper into the multi-hued rocks. If you’re looking for a more challenging and longer hike, there are over 15 moderate to difficult trails at Red Rock to choose.
Driving through the Loop
Plan a Trip to Red Rock
The best time to visit Red Rock Canyon is the spring. Temperatures haven't risen to their peak triple digits and the seasonal wildflowers put on a show! Make sure you check the seasonal and daily hours of operation because you'll need to purchase a daily pass just before you reach the visitors center.
Carve out 3-4 hours to go to the visitor's center, hike through a trail, stop to reflect upon the beautiful, and snap a few photos all before you completely drive though the Loop.
Since you'll spend some time outdoors in the desert, be sure to pack plenty of water to stay hydrated and sunscreen for skin protection.
Top Ways to Experience Red Rock
Drive the Loop
Cruise through the highs and lows of the breathtaking canyon on a 13 mile Scenic Drive. Have an idea of where you'd like to stop so you don't miss it because the scenic drive is a one-way only roadway.
Go for a hike
There's nothing like feeling the ground itself and connecting with the spectacular beauty of Red Rock. You may want to take it slow because of the heat, but you'll never want to leave.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is one of the top climbing destinations in the United States. There are a variety of rock climbs for both beginning and advanced climbers who want to mount these sandstone formations.
Choose a horse or a mule to accompany you on a true Western adventure as you leisurely journey through the majestic wilderness.
Hot Air Balloon
Travel wherever the wind takes you in peace and tranquility as you enjoy unobstructed views of the gorgeous Red Rock mountains and canyon as well as the whole Vegas Valley.
You can also rent scooters for more adventures!
Tell me about your time at Red Rock Canyon!