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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area- This 197,000 acre area provides a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.

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Description - The Las Vegas BLM Field Office administers a large portion of the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada. These areas are not far from Las Vegas and offer scenic escapes from the city.

Attractions - This southern Nevada Field Office encompasses Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a scenic gem of the Mojave Desert. The area offers numerous trails, visitor center, a campground and a 13-mile paved, scenic loop drive, the Back Country Byway. Other attractions of this BLM area include Gold Butte Back Country Byway and Bitter Springs Back Country Byway.

Each of these scenic Byway's allow visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Mojave desert area. This includes many different shades and shapes of sandstone, plus a Joshua tree forest. Additionally there are sign of industrialization in the American Borax mill.

Recreation - This area offers excellent opportunities for hiking, backpacking, camping, sightseeing, and scenic driving.

Climate - This region experiences typical low desert conditions. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. Summer brings extremely hot weather. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees and may reach 120 degrees. Fall, winter and spring are good seasons to visit this region for non water-based outdoor recreation activities.

Location - The Las Vegas Field Office surrounds Las Vegas, and encompasses large portions of southern Nevada.


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Filed By: Kevin (Las Vegas, NV)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: This is a wonderful part of Nevada and should be preserved for our children and theirs. I was distressed to see painted grafitti on treasured rock art sites NE of Calico Basin (dated 2003 and 2005).


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Contact Information:
Las Vegas BLM Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive , Las Vegas, NV, 89130-2301, Phone: 702-515-5000, Fax: 702-515-5023

Additional Information:
Las Vegas Region - Located in southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Region offers more than just gambling. Visitors to the area can experience the natural beauty and wildlife of areas such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park and the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park to name but a few.
Nevada BLM Lands - Scattered throughout the state, the Nevada BLM lands range from cliff dominate-river channels, sweeping panoramas from high-elevation pinyon-juniper mountains to stark and expansive white playas, geologic wonders, and wide-open spaces.
South-Central Nevada - Often called the "Pioneer Territory", the area contains natural wonders from the Death Valley National Park to the Toiyabe and Monitor mountain ranges. The land is also dotted with the ruins of old mining towns.

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Las Vegas BLM Field Office - Official BLM website

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