Located 17 miles west of Las Vegas via Charleston Blvd., the Visitor Center, hours varies with season,. A 195,819 acre area provides a 13 mile scenic loop drive, and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Picnic areas, cycling, hiking, climbing and horseback riding are available throughout the NCA. The visitor center contains historical and geological exhibits, a cactus garden and a bookstore. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area is open daily from 6am - dusk; fee area. Activity schedules for naturalist-guided walking tours, programs and talks are available at the visitor center.