By Alan Snel ▪ The federal government has suspended the $2 service charge on the toll collected to drive the popular Red Rock Loop, the 13-mile scenic drive used by thousands of Red Rock Canyon visitors every month. The reservation system is still in place for people who want to drive their cars on the…Read More
By Ricardo Torres-Cortez ▪ Volunteers pressed wire brushes against vandalized slabs of red rock Sunday morning and scraped and scraped in circles. Some leaned in heavier into the bristles, while others were more meticulous. But everyone in the small group was there on the same mission: to remove graffiti from a portion of Ash Creek Spring at Red…Read More
Erin McDermott North Las Vegas ▪ The writer is executive director of Friends of Red Rock Canyon. Thank you for making the graffiti damage at Red Rock Canyon front-page news (Saturday Review-Journal). While the coverage heightens public awareness, sadly it often also provides exactly the attention the taggers are seeking. Our public lands have increasingly…Read More
By Charles Pekow ▪ Sometime next year, you may be able to ride a bike comfortably to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Currently, you can only get there via the St. Route 159, which is heavily trafficked and not pleasant or safe for cyclists. So the Bureau of Land Management and Federal Highway Administration are…Read More
Damage was reported this week in Ash Canyon, a popular spot for hiking and climbing.
“It’s really sad, and it’s pretty recent,” says Heather Fisher, President of the non-profit Save Red Rock. “If we don’t conserve this, we have nothing for the future.”
By Sabrina Schnur ▪ Advocacy groups and park rangers lamented Friday over another graffiti tag spotted at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Bureau of Land Management spokesman John Asselin said the graffiti was reported near Ash Creek Spring, which is outside the Scenic Loop. “Tagging and graffiti are a regular occurrence and it’s difficult to…Read More
By Victoria Saha ▪ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Reports of vandals making their way around the popular Red Rock Canyon is upsetting those who come to the area to experience the desert’s beauty. Fifteen minutes into a hiking trail by Calico Basin, vandals spray-painted in different colors of blue, purple, and yellow. It was reported…Read More
By Bree Guy ▪ LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If you go out exploring the beautiful peaks and valleys of Red Rock Canyon, you probably don’t expect to see those views marred by graffiti. Despite ongoing prevention efforts by Friends of Red Rock Canyon and other organizations, vandalism continues. Cliff faces and boulders in the national conservation area…Read More
By Madison Kimbro ▪ Save Red Rock is currently in phase one of creating a legacy trail that would allow better and safer access for cyclists, runners, and walkers in the area. Now through May. 9, the public can view and comment on the current assessment of the trail’s first phase which, is a 5.5-mile stretch…Read More
The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District is moving forward with an environmental assessment to address potential issues associated with a proposal by the Federal Highway Administration to construct a multi-use trail in sections of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.Read More
The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District announces the availability of a draft environmental assessment to address potential environmental consequences associated with a proposal by the Federal Highway Administration to construct a multi-use trail in sections of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.Read More
Ed and Kathy Hall have become regulars on the road to Red Rock Canyon. On a short ride, biking 15 miles from their home in Summerlin.
“Oh it’s just gorgeous there’s no place like it in the world,” says Ed. “Every time you come by here it looks different.”
But the Halls also make sure they stand out.
The natural scenery of Red Rock is breathtaking along SR 159 and SR 160.
The manmade scenery of fast-moving cars and motorcycles — and dangerous motorist behavior — is also part of the dynamic along these busy corridors.
It’s no secret that LVSportsBiz.com has publicized the need for the state Department of Transportation…
President Joe Biden is expected to use the Defense Production Act this week in an effort to encourage domestic mineral production, Reuters’ Trevor Hunnicutt and Ernest Scheyder report. The goal is to shore up domestic supplies of key minerals (i.e. lithium, copper, graphite) that are needed to power large-scale batteries and electric cars…Read More
Plans have been drawn up for a proposed water reservoir on top of Blue Diamond Hill, including a hydroelectric power plant near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is hosting a call-in question and comment session Tuesday night to hear from the public about the proposed project.
The Red Rock Legacy bike trail is moving forward in its development, as the Clark County Commission approved $4.7 million for the project.
The trail will connect Summerlin and the Red Rock visitor’s center, and will eventually complete a 40-mile loop similar to the Henderson River Mountain Loop Trail.Read More
The land where Bonnie Spring Ranch stood until 2019 is getting new life.
A groundbreaking for the 65 acre parcel took place Tuesday morning.
The owners of the land Joel Laub and Randall Jones of The Reserve at Red Rock Canyon are converting the property to public use land plus an ultra luxury residential community.
Construction is set to start next year on a planned $100-million bike and hiking trail from Las Vegas’ western suburbs to scenic Red Rock Canyon.
The long-discussed 20-mile Red Rock Legacy Trail will run alongside Nevada State Route 159, a busy thoroughfare that’s currently shared by motorists and bicyclists.
I moved to Las Vegas for rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston, and brought along my road bike. Growing up in Oregon, I spent hours riding multiuse bike trails with friends. Later, I rode those trails for fitness, stress relief and because it’s fun.
Moving to a dry, sunny climate, when I arrived in Summerlin, I imagined daily morning rides before work. But instead, I stopped riding on the road.
Washington, D.C. ▪ Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District introduced H.R. 6751, the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Establishment Act of 2022. This legislation will designate Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument and permanently protect nearly 450,000 acres of biologically diverse and culturally significant lands within the Mojave Desert. Representative Titus…Read More
by Bianca Holman ▪ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Calico Basin which skirts the edge of Red Rock National Conservation Area is a popular hiking and biking spot that is currently free to visit but that could change. The Bureau of Land Management is considering adding a gate and a fee booth at the entrance, similar to…Read More