We appreciate the chance to work with and ride with BLM’s Red Rock Assistant Field Manager, Joshua Travers, on the scenic loop. Joshua is trying hard to understand and address the congestion issues in Red Rock. He recently hired 4 new rangers to help with increased visitor-ship issues. As our last Save Red Rock/NDOT Safety Charrette Traffic and Use Study is 15 years old, we are working to help find another grant to turn over to BLM so they can get this study updated and alternatives out to the public.
BLM is cautiously starting the reopening phase for the loop today, June 1st. They had to close it to cars at the beginning of the pandemic due to theft and vandalism and to keep staff, partners and volunteers safe. Please report anything you see to the BLM’s Law Enforcement Officers at 702-293-8932.
Given the high spike in bike & hike visitation on the loop, number of species observed using trails & roads during this and previous shut downs, seems like it would be beneficial to consider reducing the volume of vehicles in these areas by doing what Zion & other high volume parks do: shuttle!!! It’s a “conservation area” so I’d hope we work towards conserving this resource. The one way loop offers this opportunity, a few shuttles & The ability of patrons to park closer to town and catch a ride. Win-win for wildlife, hikers, bikers, scenic loop viewers (you no longer have to hold the wheel and watch the road!). It would also be cool to see a pay station in Kraft/Red Springs. That area is impacted disproportionately harder than nearly any other area at red rock.
We are so excited to hear of the partial reopening of Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas! Please read to learn about all of the safety measures that have been put into place to keep everyone safe and healthy.
See you on June 1st!With the lifting of public health and safety restrictions enacted by Nevada officials, the Bureau of Land Management today announced that it is increasing recreational access at Red Rock and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a case-by-case basis.
Beginning June 1, 2020, the BLM Southern Nevada District will reopen access to:
• Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive • Red Rock Overlook • Late Night Trailhead • Red Spring Boardwalk • Calico Basin and Kraft Mountain Trailheads • The Sloan Canyon NCA parking area at Nawghaw Poa Road
During this phase, the Scenic Drive will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Late exit and overnight permits will not be issued until further notice. Parking is only permitted in parking lots and not along the Scenic Drive. When the parking lots are full and the area hits capacity, the gates will be temporarily closed until the area drops below capacity.
The Red Rock Campground will remain closed, as it closes annually between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend.
The Sloan Canyon parking area at Nawghaw Poa Road will be open Friday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With public health in mind, the following facilities/areas remain closed at this time: • The Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center • Red Spring Picnic Area • All campsites at the Red Rock Campground • The Sloan Canyon Visitor Contact Station
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Red Rock Canyon NCA, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance, and to regularly monitor these. We continue to work closely with the Department of the Interior and follow CDC guidance to ensure public and employee spaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less
It was great riding with Chris Giunchigliani today for our #NationalBikeMonth#srrappreciationride. She has always been supportive of Red Rock so it was fun spending the day with her in the canyon. From Clark County Commissioner, to 30 years in Clark County School District, to Gubernatorial candidate, to non-profit philanthropist, this woman never stops. 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
GREAT BREAKING NEWS: Senator Mitch McConnell says Senate will take up Great American Outdoors Act soon, calling it "a milestone achievement to secure public lands and ensure their upkeep well into the future.” #FundLWCF
As it starts to warm up outside, please be wary of the Fire Restrictions in our lands. From Red Rock Canyon, Lovell Canyon, to Mount Charleston, and all over Nevada there are restrictions put into place for everyone's safety.