Red Rock Canyon's standard, RV, and group campsites are located in the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, an approximate 20 mile drive from "The Las Vegas Strip." Visitors enjoy hiking, rock climbing, bike riding and scenic driving in this unique Mojave Desert environment.
The Red Rock Scenic Drive & Visitor Center as well as the Red Spring / Calico Basin areas are 3 and 2 miles respectively from the campground and accessible by vehicles. Activities available from the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center are hiking, bike riding and rock climbing with guided hikes and educational programs available on certain days.
There are 53 individual standard sites. Ten People and two Vehicles are allowed per site in the individual sites. There are six RV Sites which have room for one RV and a vehicle. Seven large group sites can accommodate up to 20 people and 8 vehicles. All standard sites and group sites contain picnic tables, grills and campfire circles. All group sites have shaded picnic table area. Some individual standard sites have shaded picnic table areas. Each group site is primarily tenting with 10 individual small tent areas/group sites. Vault toilets, trashcans, and drinking water (in the individual camping area) are provided. While Moenkopi Road is paved, the roads throughout the campground are gravel.
Red Rock Canyon's unique geology with multicolored sandstone atop of gray limestone creates a unique environment with seasonal springs and streams. There are 54 year-round water sources in the Spring Mountains. It's also home to threatened desert tortoise and living cultural reminders of the pioneer past, wild burros and horses. The campground is in a quiet bowl near some of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the country, providing privacy with limited shade under the group picnic pavilion.
More than 60 miles of hiking trails; access to over 2000 documented rock climbing routes; picnic areas; mountain and road biking; horseback riding and scenic byway touring are also popular and available nearby.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancellations*: *cancellation becomes a "late cancellation" at 12:01 am EST on the day before arrival. • $10.00 fee if reservation is changed/cancelled earlier than the day before arrival. • $10.00 plus first night's camping fee is charged if reservation is cancelled the day before or the day of the arrival, except when the reservation is only for 1 night (in which case only the first night's camping fee is charged). No Shows: customer does not arrive and/or does not cancel reservation by check out time (11 :00am) the day after the scheduled arrival date. $20.00 service fee charged and forfeit the first night's user fee • If requested before the late cancellation window: NRRS will handle • If requested during the late cancellation window (day before arrival, or day of arrival): Customer will be charged first night's use fee, and refunded rest • If requested after arrival, during or after departure from site: recreation.gov processes and field office has to approve
ADA Access: N
Every time I come here the campgrounds seem to have more amenities. There are more covered awnings over the picnic tables(although there are many sites that are still uncovered) and now there are little wooden benches around the fire pits of each campsite.
The pit toilet restrooms have solar panels on top so they power bright white lights inside that help you see in the dark night. Pretty fancy stuff for a bare boneseque campground. You should check out the camp host's solar set up. Impressive!
There is running water outside the bathrooms to fill up if you run low and your phone will get cell reception in certain areas. At night you can see the Luxor's beam of light shooting high up in the Vegas sky from the campgrounds which is kind of a comforting in a strange way. Nice to know that if you want to party with the people it's a short drive away.
The close proximity of the fancy schmancy Albertsons which offers decent pre-made sushi and a large selection of craft beers makes campground meals pretty posh when you can easily make a run for steaks or salmon to grill up for dinner.
$15 a night. 2 cars per campsite and as many tents as you can fit into your tiny little plot. As this campground tends to cater to climbers you will often see up to 5 tents crammed into one site. People from all over the world come here to camp and climb. Ive met many people from New Zealand,Japan, Germany, Switzerland, France and Canada. During shoulder season the campgrounds seem to be completely taken over by Banff Canadians. Good thing Canadians are friendly as we've asked to share a site of some strangers but now friends because the campgrounds were full. They let us squeeze one more tent on their site.
Reserved a camp site for the last two nights of the season. Amazing! We’ll be back for sure.
Awesome views with great trails and rock climbing.
Summer time might not be the best time to try to camp in southern Nevada but with mild fall and winter this campsite leaves a lot of options for those looking for an outdoor adventure.
I spent much of early spring at Red Rock enjoying the facilities, the hiking, the vistas and yes the camping. This campground does accept reservations for group sites however individual sites are walk up first come first serve and with those mild weekends they do fill up quickly. Weekdays are suggested if you can make it out as it is a bit easier to get a site during those days.
One thing most do not consider with camping at this location is the proximity to the Las Vegas strip and all the tourists which that includes. This campsite is coveted and many who wish to venture beyond the brights lights find themselves at this nationally acclaimed facility.
A few things to also consider before traveling here:
1- No cell servIce at the campground for any provIder, fact is unless you hike to the peaks you wIll not fInd any cell service for miles.
2- Campground sometimes appears full when in fact people are parking here instead of camping so do not get turned away without a quick once through the campground itself.
3- No hookups for electrIcal or water at individual sItes. If you must have power you will want to consider alternative sources.
RV campers as well as tent campers are able to stay at thIs locatIon however It does sway a bIt more toward tent campIng In way of spacing and availabilIty.
Cost to camp are $15 for single tent campers like myself. ThIs Includes a pIcnIc table and awning but more Importantly proximity to the park itself. Most don’t inquire about stay length but for a blogger lIke myself I had to know and elected to ask, because who wouldnt want the best vIews In the area as long as possIble! 14 days!!
This offers a nice and quick getaway from the city of Las Vegas. You get a better view of tge nightsky and its quiet.
Wow! What can I say except we spent two nights here and found it to be a perfect entry to the actual loop. It was late May and the morning heat made it too uncomfortable to sleep in. Thank God! The trails and sights in the loop are amazing. I would suggest if entering from the north (Charleston) go ahead skip the first trail in the park. EVERBODY stops here and it is quite crowded and plenty of rude people. Go up to marker 3 or 7 for a better experience. An easy hike is Redrock over look. Flat, fairly smooth, but zero shade. An early morning or evening hike. Do not miss Icebox Canyon, especially if the snow is melting or rain. Great "pop up" waterfalls all around. The canyon realty comes to life. I wore my boots for this one in case a little traction needed for water and keep feet dry. Could've kept my trail runners on and had a little better time with the heat making my feet uncomfortable. Lots of lizards, squirrels, rabbits, and we heard coyotes hunting at night. Desert is blooming and perfect to wander
Conveniently located to Vegas and Red Rock Canyon, this campground is always full (and people are rather rude stopping by to see how long you will stay)
Sites are nice, especially if you get one with a covered picnic table to escape the sun/heat.
On our last night of a week long trip to Utah and Arizona, with an early flight out the next morning, this campground was perfect. It's only about 40 minutes form the Las Vegas Airport but feels like you are forever away from the hustle and bustle of the strip.
Each site has a set place for the tent so you aren't trying to find a flat piece of ground for your tent as one is already provided.
Although we only used this as a stop over on our last night, we will be back! There is so much good hiking right there in Red Rock Canyon. Wish we would have had more time to explore!
Climbers galore or maybe just seeing the sights, Red Rocks and its campground is a sight to see.
Red Rocks Campground in the cold season is rock climbers heaven! Jeremy and I decided to visit Red Rocks Conservation Area to go, you guessed it, rock climbing. This would be our first visit to this area so after seaching the area for campgrounds on [the dyrt](http://the dyrt ) we came across this one. We knew we would be testing our luck with camping with it being New Years Weekend with limited availability. However, we were able to ask somoene that was leaving if we could sneak in behind them. He was a climber and was super kind. Let us pull into the campspot right then and there a few hours before he planned on leaving. Everyone in the campground, aka the climbing comunity, is super kind and outgoing. The vibe during this season is a laid back yet pumped up.
Bathrooms were clean for them being drop toliets. Had a solar light in them which was a nice change for those types of bathrooms. They stayed well stocked thanks to the camp hosts. Just outside the bathrooms was running water with drinking water.
The campsites were set up amazingly! Most sites, like ours, had a patio cover, which was paired with a metal picnic table. A fire ring was set up with a grill on it as well as two benches to be able to sit at the fire. There was a seperate grill if you choose to make food that way. Just past that was the "tent pad". Since this is rocky terrain they set up what almost looks like a litter box of sand for your tents to be set up, rock free! Each site accomidates up to 2 cars and however many tents you can squeeze into the tent pad.
For everything you get at this site it is only $15 a night for each campsite. They are first come first serve. There is an RV section seperate to the rest of the campground, we did not see pricing or the sites for these because they are down in another section. They also offer "walk-up" sites. You park and can set up in a more condensed area that is strictly for tents. There are a lots of options for this campground!
As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time - today I am testing Boost Oxygen! Our whole reason to going for Red Rocks was to go rock climbing! An amazing place to test out Boost Oxygen's new medium size as well as the grapefruit flavored one.
We took the medium size natural flavor with us the first day out on the rocks. It was the perfect size to throw into our packed down climbing bag and gear. Packing for a day out on the rocks requires climbing gear ( harness, chalk, rope, grigri, quickdraws, and sometimes more), snack, water, and of course my Boost Oxygen.
Following the new perfect size, the mouth piece has been condensed from large size. Upon using it for the first time I immediately fel in love with the smaller mouth size. It still cups your entire mouth, but it has a snug fit. When breathing in I felt like I was getting every molecule of the oxygen. Though I will say, Jeremy still enjoys the bigger size!
The second day we used the grapefruit flavored one for the first time. I was hesitant on this flavor just because it seemed a little different compared to the other flavors offered. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't overly citrus-y, but rather light and complimentary.
Coming down and off the wall it was nice to grab my Boost Grapefruit and just take a few deep breathe with it and feel back at 100% to be able to jump back on the wall. It helped me relax my pumped muscles and focus on my next climb ahead of me.
I always recommend Boost Oxygen to anyone that is looking to push there limits to the next high. Boost gives you that umf that you need to get to the next level in your athletic lifestyle.