Escape the Las Vegas sensory overload for a glimpse of mother nature at her finest on these amazing Red Rock Canyon tours.
Spectacle is not something reserved for the Strip of Las Vegas. In fact, it could be argued that the natural rock formations of this photogenic corner of the American Southwest were the inspiration to build a bigger, brasher, bawdier version of the American dream. And when those bright lights become tiring, there’s no better escape than to the mountains that fringe the city, with tours of the National Area of Conservation Red Rock Canyon from Las Vegas Strip showcasing a stunning example of Nevadan natural beauty.
Red Rock Canyon Ultimate Guided Tour
For a time-saving tour of Red Rock Canyon, this half-day excursion by air-conditioned minibus is a great introduction to the area’s remarkable landscape and wildlife. You’ll drive through this wilderness, stopping occasionally to better appreciate Native American heritage sites, Wild West-era buildings and the natural beauty all around. The entry fee to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is included in the price. Tours usually run on Sun, Mon, Thu and Fri. From $85 per person.
Red Rock Canyon by Tour Trekker from Las Vegas
The Red Rock National Conservation area has a scenic, 13-mile loop drive that all visitors follow. On this tour, you’ll navigate it in the back of a pink Jeep, specially designed to allow better views for people riding in the back. You’ll get plenty of stops along the way to better understand the landscape at the visitor’s center, and to better appreciate the natural beauty, such as the colors of the rock at Wilson Cliffs, and the fossilized sand dunes at Calico Hills. From $113 per person.
Red Rock Canyon Hiking Tour
For a real appreciation of Red Rock Canyon, you have to get out into it properly. This half-day hiking tour is designed to do just that, while remaining suitable for most abilities. Starting with pick-up from the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll drive out to the hills where the rocks take on a deep red hue. When through the gates to the conservation area, you can choose from three separate trails, each one offering a two-hour-plus hike, which is led by your guide, enhancing the chances of seeing wildlife and getting close to the stunning rock formations. From $130 per person.
Red Rock Canyon Sunset Horseback Ride and Barbeque
An even more in-depth way of delving offroad and into the true wilderness of Red Rock Canyon is on horseback. This five-hour excursion does not require prior riding experience, and includes round-trip transfers from hotels on the Strip. Start with a 90-minute ride along a rugged mountain trail as the sun sets, painting this already stunning landscape even deeper hues of red, orange and pink. Then roast marshmallows on a campfire with some live entertainment to cap off this enduringly popular tour. From $189 per person.
Red Rock Canyon and Las Vegas Strip Trike Tour
When you’re hitting the open road in a desert location like this, then best vehicle to have is an open-topped one. This three-hour tour takes things a step further, by enabling you to navigate these roads on an awesome two-person trike. Draw the attention of everybody as you cruise down the Strip, before heading out of the city and into Red Rock Canyon. The gears are automatic, making it all about the ride, taking in the stunning vistas all around you. This tour is available Mon-Sat. From $199 per person.