Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) is only 17 miles from The “Strip.” It has been protected and managed as an NCA since 1990. The area boasts stunning geological features, including the namesake massive red rock formations that tower up to 3,000 feet high above the Mojave Desert. Visitors can take an amazing 13-mile scenic drive and explore more than 30 miles of hiking trails. Other activities within the park include horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, and 4WD trails. Head west from Las Vegas on State Road 592 and then follow the well-signed route to the northwest.