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Red Rock Overlook
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Overlook
Red Rock Overlook
Red Rock Overlook (view N)

Overview

Red Rock Overlook is a busy scenic overlook where visitors can stop, enjoy a picnic, stroll up a hill on the Overlook Trail, or just sit and gaze out across Red Rock Wash towards the Red Rock Cliffs to the left, the La Madre Mountains to the north, and the Calico Hills to the east. These views are available elsewhere, but at this distance, one gets the benefit of a truly grand sweeping vista.

For residents who can visit from time to time, this is a nice place to bring a picnic lunch or dinner and see the landscape change with the seasons.

Red Rock Overlook is located along West Charleston Blvd, about 1.7 miles west of (past) the turnoff to the Scenic Loop Road. It actually sits between the entrance and exit to the Scenic Loop Road, so visitors can drive out to Red Rocks, drive the Scenic Loop Road, and stop Red Rock Overlook on the way back to town. For details of getting to Red Rock Overlook, see Overlook Trailhead.

Red Rock Overlook
W. Charleston Blvd, approaching RR Overlook eastbound (view E)
Red Rock Overlook
W. Charleston Blvd, entering RR Overlook eastbound (view NE)
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Initial parking (view NE)
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Information sign (view NE)
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Information sign (view NW)
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End of the parking lot loop (view E)
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Central picnic area (view W)
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East picnic area (view E)
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Central picnic area (view W)
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Main parking (view W)
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Main parking (view W)
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Central picnic area (view SE)
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Edge of parking area (view W, summer)
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Grand view (view NW, summer)
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Edge of parking area (view W, winter)
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Edge of parking area (view E, winter)
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Grand view (view NW, summer)
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Grand view (view NE, summer)
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Grand view (view ENE, summer)
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Entrance to East Picnic Area (view E, winter)
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Entrance to East Picnic Area (view E, summer)
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East Picnic Area (view E, summer)
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Rest room and covered picnic tables at west end (view W)
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Desert Willow in bloom
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Common Raven hoping for a handout
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Red-naped Sapsucker working the mesquite trees
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Stormy day with water in the wash (view NW)
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Stormy day with water in the wash (view NE)
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Winter at Red Rocks
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Winter at Red Rocks (Mt. Wilson)
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Winter at Red Rocks (Rainbow Mountain)
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Winter at Red Rocks (Bridge Mountain)

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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