On February 20, 2018, amenity fees for the 13-mile Scenic Drive and the campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will increase to support a growing number of visitors to the area, and to improve service to the public. A large section of the National Conservation Area will still be accessible for hiking, and other recreational activities, free of charge.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. The core basis of an amenity fees adjustment is to ensure the Bureau of Land Management meets its preservation, recreation, public enjoyment and visitor experience management goals identified in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision.
The fee increase will put prices at $15 for cars, $10 for motorcycles, $5 for bicycles and pedestrians, $20 for individual campsites, $10 for walk-in campsites and $60 for group campsites. The fee for a Red Rock Canyon Annual Support Pass will not increase and remain at $30 per year. The standard amenity fee charged at the 13-Mile Scenic Drive has not increased since 2011. Since that time, BLM has added numerous amenities, activities and services to improve visitor experiences.
The BLM held public meetings on a proposed fee increase in September, and solicited public input for 30 days starting the end of August.
More information about the NCA, including the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Business Plan 2018-2028, is available at https://www.blm.gov/site-page/RRCNCA