The RRCIA Mission

The mission of the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association is to enhance the recreational, educational and interpretive programs of the Bureau of Land Management by providing materials and services to the public which promote an understanding, and appreciation of, the natural history, cultural history and sciences of Southern Nevada and specifically, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
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Springtime Hours & Programs

Spring has arrived at Red Rock Canyon!  With comfortable temperatures and blue skies, spring is an excellent time to…

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    A-Z Red Rock Canyon

    D: Desert Willow As you drive or hike through Red Rock Canyon during the late spring, you may notice these large tree-like shrubs along washes…

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    Wildlife Wednesday

    If you see and hear movement in the shrubs during sunrise or sunlight hours at Red Rock Canyon, more than likely you’ve surprised a black-tailed…

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    Flower Friday

    Creosote bush, Larrea tridentata, is one of the more widespread desert plant species and can be seen all throughout the Mojave, Sonoran, and…

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    Spring Hiking Tips

    With the arrival of spring in Southern Nevada, visitors to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area should keep the following seasonal safety…

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Nevada’s State Reptile

Stop by the Visitor Center to learn about our illustrious state reptile, the desert tortoise, and…

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    Bats in our Belfry

    We will be starting with a talk about bats at the Visitor Center and then going to Red Springs to observe and listen to bats! Ages 15+. Registration necessary/limited space.

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    Beat the Heat Sunrise Hike-Fire Station and Middle Hill

    Join a Red Rock Canyon Naturalist at daybreak for a sunrise hike along the campground trails. Morning provides a pleasant temperature before the heat of the day sets in. Wildlife also tend to be more active in the early morning when it is still cool,…

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    Petroglyphs: Ancient Symbols of Red Rock Canyon

    Stop by the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center to learn about the cultural history and significance of petroglyphs within the area. Find out where you can spot them at Red Rock Canyon. What do these etchings mean and how were they made? Swing by the Visitor…

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