Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive hours change March 1

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Posted at 6:09 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 09:09:08-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The 13-mile Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting March 1.

This change happens yearly as days become longer and sunset is later in the day. The Visitor Center will continue to be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Visitation on weekends and holidays is expected to be heavy this spring, with the most congested time anticipated between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

There is also limited mobile phone service at Red Rock Canyon NCA, so please keep this in mind when using ride-sharing services – you may not have coverage to hail a ride back.

Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first national conservation area. It is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area includes a LEED-certified visitor center, 13-Mile Scenic Drive, miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking and nature observing.

More information about the NCA is available at blm.gov.