Red Rock Canyon Guide, Bonnie Springs Ranch

Bonnie Springs Ranch sits in the heart of Red Rock Canyon on the Western edge of the Las Vegas Valley.  Red rock Canyon receives over 2 million visitors each hear and Bonnie Springs Ranch is the only food and lodging in the canyon.

Friends of Red Rock Canyon

Bonnie Springs Ranch is a proud supporter of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon.  

Their mission is the preservation, protection and enrichment of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, NV.   With only a small Bureau of Land Management staff assigned to Red Rock Canyon, their members volunteer thousands of hours each year assisting with graffiti removal, community volunteer events, trash pickup, trail maintenance, leading hikes, maintaining the Visitor Center grounds, staffing the information desk, monitoring cultural sites, staffing the Tortoise Habitat, and sundry other tasks that need to be accomplished in the 200,000 acre park.

In addition, the Friends of Red Rock Canyon provide over $100,000 annually for program support, training for volunteers and staff as well as purchasing necessary equipment and supplies.  Click the Picture to Donate to their effort.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of its National Landscape Conservation System, and protected as a National Conservation Area. It is located about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas, and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The area is visited by more than two million people each year.[2]

The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m).

A one-way loop road, 13 miles (21 km) long, provides vehicle access to many of the features in the area. Several side roads and parking areas allow access to many of the area trails. A visitor center is located at the start of the loop road. The loop road is also very popular for bicycle touring; it begins with a moderate climb, then is mostly downhill or flat.