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Scenic Loop Drive

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, Nevada

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  • Entrance to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Scenic Loop.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Red rocks of Calico Basin.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Looking south from the Calico Basin area toward Oak Creek Canyon.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Rock climbers in Calico Basin.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • View from Sandstone Quarry Trailhead.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Scenic Loop Road.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Looking toward Calico Basin from the High Point Overlook.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • High Point Overlook.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • High Point Overlook.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Many trailheads dot the Scenic Loop Drive.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Scenic Loop Drive.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Willow Spring picnic area from the Scenic Loop Drive.- Scenic Loop Drive
  • Red Rock Wash overlook.- Scenic Loop Drive
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Accessible to all. Magnificent views.
Cons: 
Few places to park along road. Some congestion.
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Region:
Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, NV
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Other
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The heart of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is the Scenic Loop Drive. Most of the trails in the park start at trailheads along this road, and for visitors who don’t have the time, ability, or inclination to get very far outside their vehicles, this road and its scenic overlooks will be the main way they see the park. For such a short drive from a major metropolitan area and a vacation destination more oriented toward nightlife than day hiking, this special destination merits a close look.

The loop road is one-way for 13 miles and starts at the entrance station and visitor center. There are seven major trailheads and two official overlooks along the route. Aside from the trailheads and overlooks, parking is difficult due to narrow shoulders. 

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