Hike. Helicopter. Or high-performance vehicle. It doesn't matter how you get there, just get there. Red Rock Canyon is one of the Valley's most popular destinations. And despite its exotic good looks (as seen in movies and on numerous TV commercials), Red Rock is about 30 minutes from the Strip. more...Officially known as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, this 520-acre spread is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and protected as a National Conservation Area. It's visited by more than a million travelers each yearSeemingly more a mountain range than a canyon, the area is dominated by spectacular layered walls of colorful hard rock and sandstone. Up to 3,000 feet high, it's a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination. But its jaw-dropping beauty and fiery red highlights surely make the range one of the most photographed attractions in the Southwest.A 13-mile loop road provides vehicle access to trailheads and viewing spots. And a visitor center is located at the start of the loop road. Most Red Rock tours take you around the scenic loop, with frequent stops for photographs. You'll see red and tan sandstone, colorful carbonate rock and, if you're a bit more adventurous, Indian pictographs, too. Nearby Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, once owned by legendary billionaire and Las Vegas resident Howard Hughes, has stunning views of the marvelous Wilson Cliffs. Green and cool, this working ranch is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. Red Rock Las Vegas tours typically provide transportation right from your hotel, making it the perfect half-day getaway.