Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area scenic loop had to close twice Saturday because of crowds.
“Typically the drive reopens mid afternoon when crowds thin out,” said the message posted at around 11:15 a.m., the first time the area was closed.
The scenic loop reopened at 1 p.m., according to a later tweet from the conservation area. The tweet warned, though, that Red Rock Canyon could temporarily close again later Saturday, if it reaches capacity.
By about 4 p.m., the park was closed again, Red Rock staff announced in a tweet.
Good: Everyone followed ditections and came out later. Bad: So many people came out that the Scenic Drive is closed again for capacity and will remain so for the rest of the day. Come out early to avoid crowds! https://t.co/uk6DKwYGwI
— Red Rock Canyon LV (@RedRockCynLV) March 21, 2020
The Red Rock Visitor Center closed on Thursday, according to the conservation area’s website.
Scenic Drive is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance fees are temporarily suspended “until further notice for the safety of staff and visitors,” according to the website. All programs and events have been canceled and the gift store is closed for “safe social distancing and health precautions,” according to another tweet from the organization.
Group campsites at the Red Rock Campground are also closed.
Individual, walk-to and RV campsites are open.
For more information go to: https://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/march-hours-programs-and-safety-2/