What better way to explore Nevada’s famous Red Rock Canyon than under the wing of an experienced local guide? It stands to reason that the uninitiated would do well to seek assistance when unlocking the wonders (and avoiding the dangers) of the Mohave Valley, and those who do are justly rewarded.
One 13-mile loop of the canyon that comes highly recommended passes (and makes stops at) gorgeous geological features in the Calico Hills, as well as sites containing Native American petroglyphs and accoutrement, and the abundant (if somewhat difficult to spot) native flora and fauna. Even travelers somewhat familiar with the area will discover features, historical aspects, and desert creatures and plant life that will come as a pleasant surprise to any but the most seasoned.
Tour options run the gamut from simple (and affordable) van tours with few bells and whistles, to Hummer tours that take you off-road for exhilarating three-hour adventures. Most tours originate in gaudy Las Vegas, but quickly escape the strip and immerse participants in the splendors of nature. Tours vary widely in duration, amenities and expense, so take care to examine your options carefully before settling on a version that meets your wants, needs, and time restrictions (or the lack thereof). Bottled water is provided on most tours (and sometimes food). One thing you’ll definitely want to remember is your camera, as this is some of the most picturesque land on the planet.
-Viator Travel Team