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

    C: Cholla Be aware of spiky cholla cacti, Cylindropuntia spp., while hiking! These plants easily attach themselves to wildlife and hikers with…

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    Flower Friday

    Desert globemallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua, is one of our favorite and most abundant flowers in the Mojave Desert. You can identify the globemallow…

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    Wildlife Wednesday

    Enjoy saying the name of this animal: fay-no-pehp-lah. Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens, means ‘shining robe,’ an appropriate name for this…

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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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Wilderness in Red Rock Canyon

Stop by the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center to learn about the designated Wilderness Areas within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation…

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    Hummingbirds

    Stop by the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center to discover the variety of hummingbirds that are buzzing around Red Rock Canyon. Learn about the traits that allow them to be effective pollinators. No registration necessary. All ages.

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    First Creek Hike

    Join a Red Rock Canyon Naturalist on a hike along First Creek trail. This trail works its way across the desert floor and takes us to a small seasonal waterfall and grotto. We will review outdoor ethics along the trail and talk about how to safely enjoy…

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    La Madre Springs Trail Hike

    Hike into the wilderness through gorgeous scenery, fascinating geology and learn about the interesting history of La Madre Springs. Moderate to Strenuous, 3.5 mile hike. Ages 7+. Registration Required/Space Limited. 

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