Date & Time:Friday 02/23/2024
Organizer:Bureau of Land Management
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Experience the magic of the Mojave Desert by joining a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Park Ranger on a 1-mile round trip guided hike through the Fire Ecology Trail. Discover how fire shapes the plants and animals of the desert ecosystem and how people have used fire to manage the land. You’ll be amazed to learn how the BLM performed a prescribed burn in 1992 to clear brush and reduce the chances of a catastrophic wildfire that might kill the tall ponderosa pines in the wash. The hike will commence at the Pine Creek Trailhead.
The trail is flat overall, but there is approximately a 300 ft (92 m) decent in the beginning of the hike and ascent at the end of the hike to get back to the road. Water is not available at the Pine Creek Canyon Trailhead, so be sure to fill up at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center before you start the Scenic Drive.
Interpretive programs at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are a free public service. Advance registration at fire-ecology-guided-hike.timetap.com is required to attend this program. Additionally, a Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive Timed Entry reservation (available at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777) is required.
When visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, it is important to dress accordingly for the weather. It is recommended to wear sunscreen, appropriate footwear, bring a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water. A comprehensive list of all Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Programs can be found at www.redrockcanyonlv.org. For questions about this program please call 702-515-5367.
Age limit: none.