Happy Wintertime! While the winter season may freeze out activities in much of the country, we here at Red Rock Canyon are blessed with the warm Mojave Desert sun to make it quite a pleasant season for outdoor activities.
The Scenic Drive is open daily from 6AM until 5PM throughout the winter. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8AM until 4:30PM throughout the year.
The Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association and the Bureau of Land Management have put together a full winter calendar of educational events. These educational programs are led by Red Rock Canyon naturalists and are free to join (the entrance fee still applies for programs at the Visitor Center and along the Scenic Drive).
Come visit Red Rock Canyon and:
- Take a hike with a Certified Interpretive Guide
- Enjoy evening campfire talks led by Rangers
- Explore topics like plants, wildlife, geology, and more with a Naturalist at a tabletop presentation
- Meet Jackson the Red Rock Canyon Burro and learn about Nevada’s wild horses & burros
- Participate in our nature-themed art programs
- And much more!
To find out program types & dates, please click on our “Events” tab and scroll to see our interpretive program offerings throughout the winter. For more information about our programs or to register, please call 702-515-5367.
With the arrival of winter in Southern Nevada, visitors to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area should keep the following seasonal safety tips in mind:
∗ Be aware of the forecast. While most winter days in the Mojave Desert are sunny, that doesn’t rule out the chance of wind, rain, and even snow storms during winter. Avoid outdoor activities during these storms. Red Rock Canyon’s forecast can be found here: National Weather Service
∗ Stay hydrated. Don’t wait until you are thirsty. Avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks, which can cause dehydration.
∗ Be aware of no cell phone coverage. There is limited to no cell phone coverage at Red Rock Canyon, so make sure to communicate to someone about your destination and your estimated time of return.
∗ Dress in plenty of layers. Keep your head, ears, hands, and feet warm with hats, gloves, and wool socks. Use sunscreen and wear a hat when outdoors.
∗ Be aware of the shorter daylight hours. Early morning and mid-afternoon hikes can start or end in darkness, so wear reflective clothing and pack a flashlight.
∗ Learn to spot the signs of cold-related illness and take prompt action in seeking emergency medical attention.
Have a safe and enjoyable Red Rock Canyon experience! For more information about visiting Red Rock Canyon, please call (702) 515-5350.