"Red Rock Canyon Vistor Center" Cantil Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

Cantil Things to Do: 7 reviews and 19 photos


This is a wonderful example of how these stations what to share and education the public on what nature has provided us. It also illustrates what life was once here. This canyon is very prehistoric. Lots of dinosaur bones have been discovered here and the Native Americans the Kawaiisu Indians called this home. You think how in the heck did they endure here, but they did and used every resource available to them and had flourished for many centuries untouched by us. Of course this did change as history will prove it, once the settlers moved it. So much has been left behind in the Canyon that we were able to learn from them. This center has some awesome exhibits and the rangers are really neat folks. They have some video footage of the 1997 flood, so take the time to watch it.

The Visitor Center is open Friday-Sunday; hours vary. Guided nature hikes are offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 am during the spring and fall, as well as campfire programs on Saturday evenings at 7 pm.

The day-use parking area, open sunrise to sunset, is $5 per vehicle per day. Overnight parking in the day-use lot is not permitted.

The park is 120 miles north of Los Angeles, via Interstate 5 and Highway 14. .

Directions: The park is 25 miles northeast of Mojave on Highway 14, near Cantil. Go west 1/4 mile on Abbott Drive. Signage indicating the turnoff is clearly visible on Highway 14.
Phone: (661) 320-4001
Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=631

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 21, 2007
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