During the 2018 federal government shut down, we will share updates as to how it affects the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Updates will also be mirrored on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. All media inquiries are directed to contact the BLM via BLM_Press@blm.gov during the shutdown.
We have received confirmation that facilities will be open and staffed as normal beginning Tuesday morning.
Bureau of Land Management has issued a statement regarding public land sites during the shutdown:
"During the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the majority of Bureau of Land Management public lands across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. BLM roads, trails, campgrounds, boat ramps and recreation sites will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. All BLM facilities on public lands however will be closed."
Read the full statement
No plans for any visitor services to be open from Sunday on, until the shutdown has ended. The Scenic Drive gates may be opened, with hours to be determined. Details are expected to come Monday morning.
The Scenic Drive, Visitor Center, restrooms, and gated areas will be shut down at the end of Saturday. No plans for any visitor services to be open from Sunday on, until the shutdown has ended. Details are expected to come soon.
The Scenic Drive, Visitor Center, restrooms, and gated areas are open as normal.
Tentative plans for Red Rock Canyon include "business as usual" through the weekend and then an "orderly shutdown" on Monday morning.
Details on the Deprtment of Interior, Bureau of Land Management's general shutdown plans can be found on the DOI website.