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Kid Hikes in Red Rock Canyon

Our family loves to visit Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas. It's absolutely gorgeous. Here's info about the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, Red Rock Canyon Entry Fees, and Family-Friendly Red Rock Canyon Hikes with kids.

Easy Red Rock Canyon Hikes

All these Red Rock Canyon Hikes are family-friendly (my kids did these hikes at ages 3 & 5).

Red Springs Boardwalk

Red Springs Boardwalk

Red Springs Boardwalk is located outside of the Scenic Loop, which means it doesn't require a fee or reservation! It's the only trail in Red Rock Canyon that is wheelchair and stroller friendly. See my full review of Red Springs Boardwalk here.

Lost Creek Children's Discovery Trail

This is the top recommendation for a easy hike within the Scenic Loop. No sharp cliffs, drops, and it's an easy loop.See my full review of Lost Creek Children's Discovery Trail here.

Petroglyph Wall Trail is the shortest hike in Red Rock Canyon. On this kid-friendly hike you'll even see petroglyphs. See my full review of Petroglyph Wall Trail here.

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center (Discovery Plaza)

The Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center (Discovery Plaza) is a hidden gem — you don't want to miss it!

At the visitor center you'll find amazing information, interactive exhibits, tortoise feedings, and gorgeous views. See my full review of the Red Rock Visitor Center (Discovery Plaza) here!

Red Rock Canyon Reservations and Entry Fees


Timed Reservations are required for vehicle entry to the Scenic Loop between 8am - 5pm from October 1 - May 31. You can book a timed reservation here.


Car/Truck is $15 per vehicle. We purchase the Red Rock annual pass ($30 per year). You can see other entry fees and passes here.

Fee Free Days

There are select days that are free entry into Red Rock Canyon! You still need to schedule a reservation (you can book a fee-free reservation here).

The fee free dates for 2023 are:

  • January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

  • February 20 (President's Day)

  • June 19 (Juneteenth National Independence Day)

  • August 4 (Great American Outdoors Day)

  • September 23 (National Public Lands Day)

  • November 11 (Veterans Day)


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