A visit to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area now requires a timed entry reservation for the park’s popular Scenic Drive.
The new program, which started Nov. 3, addresses capacity issues and long wait times from fall to spring, the Bureau of Land Management announced in September.
The new system requires entry reservations for people visiting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through May 31 , according to a news release. Reservations are available online at Recreation.gov, along with entry passes, and visitors with annual passes can enter the pass number at checkout.
Although the park has undergone varying levels of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, Bureau of Land Management spokesman John Asselin said implementation of the reservation system is not related to COVID-19 safety precautions.
“We’ve been looking for a solution for quite some time now with our capacity issues,” he said.
The reservation requires people to