Visitors coming to Red Rock Canyon on or after November 3 will need to purchase ‘timed entry reservations’ to access the park. Visitors will be charged a $2 processing fee for the passes, which will be purchasable at Recreation.gov starting October 6.
The $2 fee is in addition to other fees required to enter the national conservation area.
The passes will be for entry during a specific time window — visitors will be allowed to stay until closing time after entry.
Runners and bicyclists will not need a reservation as the capacity issue is really the result of too many motor vehicles at one time.
Visitors will still need a daily pass, Red Rock Canyon Annual Suport Pass, or America the Beautiful pass to access the scenic drive. Daily passes will also be available at Recreation.gov. All passes and entry reservations can still be purchased at the Red Rock Canyon gates.
While the requirement for timed entry passes won’t be required this year until November 3, in the future they will be required for all visitors between October 1 and May 31 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. No entry reservations will be required between June 1 and September 30.
The reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance of entry.