It was created by the erosion of carved red sandstone formations and contains many natural arches including "The Great Arch", Horseshoe, and Pine Tree Arches. It also has slot canyons called "Dog-Bone" and "Convict Caves". The Red Rocks are famous for climbing, hiking, camping, birding, photography, wildflowers & wildlife viewing, rockhounding, and other outdoor activities. This also attracts over two million people per year into its playground that fills an area larger than the city of Boston and is known as one of Nevada's great destinations with plenty to do.
Moreover, it is located about 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and is also referred to as Red Rocks which is a valley with Red Sandstone cliffs that are 550 feet high. The conservation area covers approximately 200,000 acres of unique desert habitat for over 275 species of wildlife including golden eagles, mule deer, and desert tortoises.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has two Visitor Centers, Red Rock Visitor Center and Cathedral Gorge Visitor Center. The Red Rock Ranger District Site Office is located in Las Vegas, Nevada off Interstate 15 at exit 40B (I-15 & Durango Drive). They are open 7 days a week from 7 AM – 3 PM, closed on holidays. Learn More Here