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Directions from Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon

Updated on September 5, 2012

LV to Red Rock Canyon directions

 There are couple ways to get driving directions from Red Rock Canyon from Las Vegas. After researching a bit when planning a trip to Red Rock Canyon, came up with this driving directions from Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon. It is a circle where you leave Las Vegas, visit Red Rock Canyon in the morning before it gets too hot and instead of returning in the same route, keep driving in the same direction and return to Las Vegas via Charleston Blvd that gives an option to Silverton Casino where they have a big wonderful aquarium.

directions from las vegas to red rock canyon
directions from las vegas to red rock canyon

If you are staying in one of the hotels or casino resorts on Las Vegas Boulevard, take Flamingo Road and get onto I 15-S. Then get on to I-215W on which you have to drive for about 13 miles. Take exit 26 for Charleston Boulevard. Take a left turn on Charleston and continue on NV-159W for 5 miles. You will see Red Rock Canyon visitor center. There is a $7 entry fee per vehicle into the area. Drive through the 13 mile scenic drive. Use the map you got at the visitor center to stop at scenic overlooks and spots on the 13 mile drive. It is a one-way drive and cars usually go slow enjoying the awesome visuals. It gets really HOT over there with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees F, so make sure to take plenty of fluids with you while you go for the scenic drive. There are many spots where you can park your car, get down and go for a short hike. Hiking trails in Red Rock Canyon can be found in more detail in another hub.

Do not forget to get exact directions from Las Vegas to Red Rock Canyon from google maps or other online map service. After the 13 mile scenic drive, when you come out to 159, continue on I-159 W for 10 miles and then Left onto NV-160E for about another 10 miles and you will see Silveron Casino. Silverton Casino has a nice big aquarium you can visit and also a great place to have lunch. You can then continue on Blue Diamond Road and then on I-15 N to get to Las Vegas Boulevard.

Red Rock Canyon to Las Vegas

via silverton casino
via silverton casino


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      Maria 7 years ago

      Great direrctions. My husband andI are here now. It is gorgeous. Thanks for the great directions. We are first timers to las vegas. This was a great help. THANK You.

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      Travelers way 8 years ago from Midwest

      I have been to Las Vegas several times it did not realize there was a canyon in that direction. Only realized the Grand Canyon was fairly close. During one of my trips out there I may have to check this out.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      This must be a great experience. Thank you for your tips and an interesting hub.