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Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon and Seven Magic Mountains Trip

1. Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon and Seven Magic Mountains Trip

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Clark County, Nevada, is about 15 miles west of Las Vegas (pickup starts from 7 AM), and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations, a collection of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000-feet high, making them a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination. The highest point in the park is La Madre Mountain at 8,154 feet. A 13-mile loop road provides vehicle access to many of the area's interesting features, while the side roads bring visitors to many of the area's trails. A visitor center marks the start of the loop road, which also contains a popular route for bikers, beginning with a moderate climb and then continuing downhill or on flat terrain. Red Rock Canyon is a side-canyon accessible only by an unmaintained off-road from the scenic loop. State Route 159 cuts through an unnamed but often-visited valley; it is commonly, but mistakenly, referred to as Red Rock Canyon. The Wilson Cliffs, or Keystone Thrust, a massive wall of rock, can be seen to the west from SR 159. Toward the southern end of the National Conservation Area are Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Bonnie Springs Ranch, which includes a replica of a western ghost town, and the village of Blue Diamond. Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale, site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately 10 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 30-feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is a creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color. Seven Magic Mountains was produced by the Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016, and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. Due to the incredible success of the piece since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to keep the artwork on view at its current site. At the end of 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a three-year permit extension for the artwork, allowing the installation to remain on view through the end of 2021.

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Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

2. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

See the top attractions around Las Vegas on a half-day trip with a guide, including the Las Vegas sign, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains. Step out of your Las Vegas hotel and climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your tour. Head straight over to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign to beat the crowds for an early morning photo shoot. Next, drive into the middle of the Mojave Desert to admire the hottest art in town, Seven Magic Mountains. Then, enjoy the views as you drive through Boulder City and on to the Hoover Dam. Walk out onto the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the second-highest bridge in the United States. Take in the full view of the Hoover Dam. Follow your tour guide on a guided walk across the top of the Hoover Dam, and peer down the face of what once was the tallest dam in the world.

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Las Vegas: Seven Magic Mountains and Las Vegas Sign Tour

3. Las Vegas: Seven Magic Mountains and Las Vegas Sign Tour

Take in the Seven Magic Mountains and the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on a guided tour. Meet your guide at your hotel. Climb aboard the van to be taken straight to your first stop. Admire internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains. Marvel at the colors of the giant rocks that make up this site-specific art installation. Take in the surrounding desert views and plants. Next, head to your second stop, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Take amazing pictures of this Las Vegas landmark. Enjoy views of the casinos on the drive back to your hotel along Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

This small-group tour starts early with a 7:00 AM departure. You'll make a quick bonus stop at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign to get an iconic photo. Then, your tour guide will drive you out of Las Vegas and into the Mojave desert. In the middle of the desert is one of the area's hottest attractions: Seven Magic Mountains. Take a walk through the colorful art installations and strike your best pose for a memorable photo. From here you will travel through historic Boulder City on the way to the Hoover Dam. Climb up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway for a sweeping view of the front of the Hoover Dam. Enjoy a snack as your tour guide takes you up to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. You will have 4 hours to explore famous points like Eagle Point and Guano Point. If you'd like, you can add a thrilling walk on the Skywalk. All in all, this is a day trip you won't want to miss.

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Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Sunset Tour

5. Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Sunset Tour

Join a small group tour to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and take in the Seven Magic Mountains as an optional extra. Meet your experienced tour guide at your hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard. Climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your trip to Red Rock Canyon. Follow the 13-mile Red Rock Canyon Scenic Route, stopping at the most beautiful viewpoints inside the nearly 200,000-acre National Conservation Area. Admire a series of colorful sandstone formations that sit beneath an older limestone backdrop, providing ideal photo opportunities. Some stops include a gentle hike to visit ancient petroglyphs, while others are great for photos and sightseeing. Right before the sun sets, take a short, easy hike to the peak of Pine Creek Canyon, overlooking Red Rock Canyon and the mountains. Witness firsthand the artwork of Mother Nature as the sky changes color from blue to fiery red to a soft orange and pink. Finally, climb back in the van to head back to your hotel. If you choose the Seven Magic Mountains option, you will head straight to admire the art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone after pickup from your hotel. Marvel at the garishly painted boulder stacks and take some fantastic photos before heading to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for the tour.

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Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon Day Trip

6. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon Day Trip

First stop is the Valley of Fire state park. See the famous Atlatl Rock, Elephant Rock and Rainbow Vista before you venture into the petrified sand dunes of Fire Canyon. Here, you will have the option to hike the Mouse's tank Trail (0.75-mile roundtrip). Keep your eyes peeled for Native American petroglyphs and learn about the many Native American cultures who made the Valley of Fire their home as your guide leads you through the hike. After your hike, enjoy a 13-mile scenic drive deeper into the Mojave Desert to Red Rock Canyon. Enjoy views of the 65-million-year-old Wilson Cliffs and Keystone Thrust before arriving at the Canyon where you will have some time to explore the area.

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From Las Vegas: Lake Mead Crystal Kayak Fish Feeding Tour

7. From Las Vegas: Lake Mead Crystal Kayak Fish Feeding Tour

This activity-packed tour takes you from a unique downhill pedal-powered ride to adventurous kayaking and canyoning – giving you a whole new perspective of Las Vegas and its surrounding desert views. Start with a pickup from one of the resort hotels on the Las Vegas strip and travel towards Lake Mead for your guided kayaking tour. Upon arrival at the canyon, receive a quick kayaking lesson from your guide and get ready for your adventure. Enjoy the underwater views through your crystal kayak. Paddle towards Lake Mead, with a break to stop and admire the fantastic views of the entire canyon. Keep a lookout for wildlife species. Take a short break into nature and leisurely walk in the largest artificial lake in the United States, enjoy the beauty of the Black Canyon while feeding fish and ducks, a model of parent-child activity. After lunch, head to Seven Magic Mountains, which is situated within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains. A creative expression of human presence in the desert. Finally, Hemenway Park is your last stop. The park is comprised of approximately 10 acres and includes playground equipment, gazebos, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and 2 lighted tennis courts. One of this park's main attractions is the Bighorn sheep that comes down from the mountains to the water and graze. Then you will be taken back to Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Seven Magic Mountains

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Awesome trip, Robert our driver/guide was friendly and knowledgeable. So many amazing stops at red canyon, Robert was always offering to take photos for us. Opportunity to climb some rocks and some trail walking- nothing too strenuous. Got in the car and was given snacks and water- save the peanuts to feed the ground squirrels, they eat out of your hand. Great trip not too far from the strip. Plenty of toilets around the stops at red rock and the visitor centre.

Robert is the best tour guide ever. He told us everything that we need to know about the location we’re going to and help us to get a better view for a picture. 100% will recommend to other tourist and he made our whole trip here in Vegas memorable. Kudos to Robert and to the tour company✌️✌️

Sergio was WONDERFUL! He was a fantastic tour guide! He captured so many amazing pictures of my husband and I. we had a great time.

excellent service the guides are extremely kind and attentive very complete and fun I loved it Thank you !!

It was a great trip. Sergio the tour guide was very good.