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Red Rock Canyon is only 13 miles west of Las Vegas, and yet it seems a world away. This beautiful spot is a favorite location for picnics, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and generally getting back to nature. There are literally miles of hiking trails from super easy to difficult, and you can even hike around the 13-mile scenic loop if you want to leave your car behind. Visit the rangers at the Visitors Center when you enter the park to find out hiking conditions and the best hikes for your condition. The park is open daily, 6am to 8pm, and there's a campground there, too. The visitors center is open daily, 8am to 4:30pm. Admission is $5 per car, $2 for motorcyclists and tour bus riders, and free for bicyclists and hikers who park at the loop entrance. Call 702 515-5350 to find out more.