Red Rock Canyon’s proximity to Las Vegas makes this little ride a big favorite. The route follows a one-way paved road past red sandstone peaks and features self-guided trails, picnic areas and vista pullouts.
The Ride (44 miles): Follow Charleston Boulevard until it turns into SR 159 near the outskirts of town, about 10 miles from the Strip. Follow SR 159 around the Red Rock Scenic Loop for 23 miles to Blue Diamond. Taking a left on SR 160 will bring you back to Las Vegas, 11 miles away.