Top reasons to hike the Red Rock Canyon area
The landscape is dominated by dramatic canyons and signature red rocks
Home to bighorn sheep, wild horses, and rich flora
Over 25 scenic hikes featuring cliff walls, lush canyons, and even pictograms
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, 26 hiking trails, amazing wildlife, historical and cultural resources, and much more! The area is so close to Vegas, it can be seen even from the Las Vegas Strip! The conservation area is one of the easternmost parts of the Mojave Desert. It features over 600 species of plants and is home to wild burros (donkeys), bighorn sheep, and protected desert tortoise. Six different Native American cultures were present at Red Rock over the millennia, making the area culturally and historically important—on your hiking tour, you might encounter petroglyphs, pottery fragments, and agave roasting pits! The area also offers big walls with a host of routes ranging in length and difficulty. The combination of complex geology, history, and dramatic landscape attract hikers and rock climbers from all over the world!
Las Vegas, NV, is about half an hour away from the trailhead
Beginner to advanced
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Full-Day Red Rock Summit Experience
Combine hiking and rock climbing on this private guided trip in Red Rock—summit Juniper Peak, Whiskey Peak, Cactus Flower Tower, or Mt. Wilson! Explore the magnificent area of Red Rock Canyon on a guided hike and learn about the history of the area as you approach your goal. Let your guide show you some climbing techniques and moves, and improve your skills in a safe and fun environment. Savor the rewarding views from the top and hike back to civilization as you pass beautiful landscapes and encounter unique wildlife!
Meet your guides
AMGA-Certified Rock Guide
AMGA-Certified Rock Guide
Jackson Hole Mountain GuidesJackson Hole Mountain Guides
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
We love JHMG – we have climbed with them twice already. We could not have done this without our wonderful guides who helped us with the reservations and logistics. On both occasions, we had a unique, both challenging and fun experience. More importantly, it was very safe. So worth it!
I would highly recommend taking the time to rock climb in Red Rock Canyon with JHMG service. It will be a trip to Vegas you won’t forget. The guides at JHMG are knowledgeable, experienced and will show you the best of what Red Rock has to offer.
Awesome experience: great guide, fantastic routes, perfect location and nice weather. What more could you possibly wish for?
Wow! What can I say? Thank you! I never thought I’d climb again and you guys gave me the confidence and encouragement to do it again. Today’s hike was long, but the view well worth it. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with me. Thanks again.
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Things to know
Covid measures in Red Rock Canyon
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Red Rock Canyon, NV, please refer to the Nevada Health Response webpage.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A full day of hiking and rock climbing with a guide
- Transportation to the trailhead
- Entrance fee
- Locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices
- Ice axes
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Las Vegas
- Meals and snacks
How fit do I need to be?
For this Red Rock hiking adventure, you need to be able to hike for a full day carrying a daypack and climb easy-to-moderate routes. Each day trip, you’ll hike between five and eight hours. The terrain can be challenging and the weather unpredictable. That said, if you are looking for adventure and are up to the task of full-day hiking and climbing, you’ll be rewarded immensely.
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
- Hiking poles — optional
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Sticky rubber approach shoes – for mid-July through September hikes
- Mountain boots – for trips before July 15
- Rock shoes for technical rock routes – can be rented from the guide
- Spare clothes for layering
- Synthetic/wool long underwear top or synthetic/wool hoody
- Synthetic T-shirt
- Insulating jacket – lightweight fleece or synthetic
- Soft shell – fleece or pile
- Rain jacket – waterproof/breathable with hood
- Synthetic/wool long underwear bottom
- Hiking shorts
- Synthetic climbing pant
- Rain pant
- Hat – lightweight to medium weight, sleek enough to be worn under a helmet
- Gloves – one lightweight to medium weight pair, synthetic or fleece material
- Lunch and Snacks
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Dark sunglasses
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans. Early and late season temperatures require warmer clothing. You may consider additional clothing such as a down jacket, vest, and medium weight long underwear if you get cold easily or if it is unusually cold or windy.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- The max guest to guide ratio for this private tour is three guests and one guide.
- Pricing is per person, and the cost decreases as your group grows, making it the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family.
If your hiking party is larger than three people, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- Anyone over the age of 18 can join these day-hiking tours
- Children as young as 10 may join these day-hiking tours on a case-by-case basis.
If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Red Rock National Conservation Area, most people fly into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus shuttle to the meeting point at the West end of Las Vegas. Once you’re there, you will join your guides for a 30-minute ride to the trailhead.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best time to meet. You will typically meet your guide at the West end of Las Vegas, 11720 West Charleston blvd. Your guide will provide transportation to and from the activities locations.