Attraction Overview: The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of its National Landscape Conservation System, and protected as a National Conservation Area. It is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas, and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The area is visited by more than two million people each year. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m).
City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Fully Accessible Entry: Yes
Accessible Restroom Onsite: Yes
Restrictive Steps: Path to Overlook is Gravel
William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Administration: Student Accessibility Comments:
The Red Rock National Conservation Area Visitor’s Center is very accessible, and self-parking in the upper lot is wheelchair accessible and offers plenty of space. The path from the upper parking lot to the Visitor’s Center has a slight incline grade which makes the approach more difficult. The restroom is located directly outside the main entrance on the left. The restrooms provided plenty of room to navigate as well as enough clearance for a wheelchair to fit under lavatory. Once you enter the Visitor’s Center the area is very flat and open. There are no obstructions although the center can get very packed with people on busy days. The path to the overlook is gravel so you may need assistance to reach it.