Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing

Ok Let me make it clear I was not rock climbing in Vegas.  I was to busy trying to stay steady on my feet while holding my camera to get these shot.  Maybe if I was younger but no way not now.  Despite my shaky hands managed to snap a few good shots of some young people climbing and hiking in Red Rock Canyon.

Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing in Vegas

Brave young souls and they made it look so easy. So glad I got to see it. Don’t know when I will be back but so glad I got to capture the moment.


Red Rock Canyon was just a few minutes from the strip and it was quite the adventure. The morning can start out cold and change to really hot mid day. We did not venture to far from our car only because we did not know about where we were. We will definitely head out to Red Rock Canyon next time we are there and maybe we will do some rock climbing of our own. OK maybe just a very tiny tiny rock.

Red Rock Canyon Motorcyclist

Magnificent scenery. Absolutely stunning views and would recommend to moderate to highly active/healthy people. Red Roc Canyon features spectacular red and white sandstone cliffs.

Day pass fees:

  • Car: $7
  • Motorcycle: $3
  • Bicycle:$3
  • Pedestrian: $3
  • Commercial Tour Bus: $5

Annual Support Pass: $30
Red Spring group picnic reservation: $40
Individual campsite: $15
Group campsite: $40

Driving Directions:

From the North:
Take Charleston Boulevard West out of the city. It will turn into Blue Diamond Road, or highway 159.
Pass Calico Basin.
Turn right on Scenic Drive. There will be signs saying “Red Rock Canyon.”

From the South:
Take Blue Diamond Road West out of the city.
Turn right to stay on Blue Diamond Road, and the scenic loop to Red Rock Conservation Area. Driving straight would put you on the 160 to Pharump.
Pass the city of Blue Diamond, Bonnie Springs Recreation area, and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.
Turn left on Scenic Drive. There will be signs saying “Red Rock Canyon

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