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Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive temporarily closes ‘until further notice’

Updated March 22, 2020 - 2:42 pm

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Scenic Drive is closed until further notice, according to the organization’s website.

Officials have expanded the closures to also include the overlook, late night trailhead, Red Spring picnic area and boardwalk and all campsites at Red Rock Campground. The visitors center is also closed.

“All nonessential businesses have been ordered closed by the Nevada Governor. Bureau of Land Management personnel are prohibited by the Governor’s order from servicing and maintaining these facilities,” according to the website. “Therefore, these sites are closed. There are other public lands available for dispersed camping.”

Many nearby trails that aren’t closed are already reaching capacity, according to the organization’s Twitter account at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday.

Contact Alex Chhith at achhith@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0290. Follow @alexchhith on Twitter.

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