This four-hour-long guided tour takes you on a pleasant drive straight from the glitz and glamor of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip out into the heart of the surrounding Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Depending on the timing of your tour, there you’ll spend either the morning or the afternoon exploring this remarkable natural landscape. This informative tour is full of great photo opportunities. Along the way, you’re liable to see a series of native animal and plant species, breathtaking rock formations, and the sites and locations where countless classic Westerns and other movies filmed.
Red Rock Canyon Tour Details
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a nearly 200,000 acre stretch of land protected by the United States Bureau of Land Management. It is located roughly 15 miles west of Las Vegas, and routinely visited by some 2 million visitors each year. Pink Adventures Tours Las Vegas will pick you up from (and return you to) your Las Vegas Strip-area hotel of choice in one of their unmistakable pink, custom-designed Tour Trekkers. From there you’ll make the short trip to Red Rock Canyon, where you’ll experience an educational Visitor Center, before making your way through a 13-mile scenic drive that will grant you access to popular attractions like Wilson Cliffs, Spring Mountains, Calico Hills, and more. The Red Rock Canyon Tour runs twice daily: once at 8:00am, and again at 1:00pm. Tickets run approximately $100 for adults, and about $90 for children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Red Rock Canyon Tour Major Highlights
Las Vegas Strip: Pink Adventure Tours Las Vegas provides its guests with pick-up and drop-off service from most of the major hotels located along the Las Vegas Strip. Even as you drive out of town into the nearby hills, you’ll have some chances to snap a classic photo or two as you ride along.
Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center: Your tour will include a stop at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. There you’ll find an array of fascinating exhibits featuring everything from panels on the history of the area, samples of plant wildlife found in/around the Canyon, and an actual desert tortoise habitat! There’s also a small shop located here that sells a variety of souvenirs, snacks, and beverages.
Wilson Cliffs: A memorable portion of the beautiful region known as the Keystone Thrust, this area features cliffs rising some 3,000 or so feet high. It is a very popular destination for hikers and rock climbers, and is home to many different colorful rock formations, as well as a series of ancient tribal rock art.
Spring Mountains: The Spring Mountains are a mountain range found in the area that include some of the greatest stretches of biodiversity in the entire state of Nevada; it is believed that hundreds of different plant species grow in this part of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area alone. Particular highlights include the Ponderosa Pine forests found here.
Calico Hills: These unforgettable rock formations have to be seen to be believed. Locals call them the Calico Hills because they seem to change color as the light hits them in different ways throughout the day. Whether you look at them and see red, pink, orange, yellow, or something else entirely—this beautiful landscape is not to be missed.
Is the Red Rock Canyon Tour for You?
The Pink Adventure Tours Las Vegas Red Rock Canyon Tour is a fun, effective way to explore the wonders of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This federally protected area is pretty sizable, so it’s nice to have a guided tour help you hit the highlights of such a large chunk of land. Plus, at a duration of four hours long, it’s the sort of excursion you can enjoy while still having the majority of a day available to dive into other adventures elsewhere. One very important note, though, for those families traveling with very small children: Pink Adventure Tours Las Vegas does not allow any children under the age of 3 to come along on this Red Rock Canyon Tour under any circumstances.