LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Visitors hoping to experience Red Rock Canyon's Scenic Drive will have to pay to reserve an entry time starting Nov. 3.
According to a news release, Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area will introduce a timed entry reservation system for the Scenic Drive to help address capacity issues during its fall and spring busy seasons.
As part of the new system, timed entry reservations will be mandatory for all visitors Oct. 1 to May 31 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Timed entry reservations will not begin this year until Nov. 3, the release said.
Timed entry reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance.
Officials note that the timed entry reservations do not include the entry fee for the Scenic Drive. As such, visitors must also have a daily pass, Red Rock Canyon Annual Support Pass, or an America The Beautiful Pass.
Passes allow entry to the pass holder and passengers in their vehicle. All passes will still be available for purchase at the Red Rock Canyon NCA fee gates. Daily passes will also be available at Recreation.gov.
Timed entry reservations will be for entry during the reserved time window. After entry, according to the release, visitors may continue to enjoy the area until closing time. The reservation does not restrict the amount of time visitors may stay inside the fee area.
Recreation.gov will charge a $2 processing fee for timed entry reservations.
For more information, visit: https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.