The Rock Stars of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Soaking Maxine

One of the most popular volunteer positions - and visitor attractions - at Red Rock Canyon is the Desert Tortoise Habitat, home of the nine resident Rock Stars. The habitat, established in 1995, has provided education and entertainment to well over a million visitors.

Friends of Red Rock Canyon provides the funding to support the “Kids” in the habitat, ranging from the blue booties to the delicious and nutritious Tort Chow. We also pay for annual medical exams to keep the kids healthy.

The kids are fed on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and enjoy Spa Day on Monday. We’d suggest you come as close to 8 a.m. if you’d like to watch the kids enjoy breakfast or spa treatment. They tend to head back into their burrows early to avoid the summer heat. What is Spa Day? Each tort has a designated soaking bin that we fill with a few inches of water. The biweekly soaking helps keep the torts hydrated plus they really seem to enjoy it.

Upcoming feeding and spa schedule

Day Date Task
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday June 03, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday June 05, 2017 Soaking Max and the girls
Wednesday June 07, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday June 10, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday June 12, 2017 Soaking Hugo
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday June 17, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday June 19, 2017 Soaking Max and the girls
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday June 24, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday June 26, 2017 Soaking Hugo
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday July 01, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday July 03, 2017 Soaking Max and the girls
Wednesday July 05, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday July 08, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday July 10, 2017 Soaking Hugo
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday July 15, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday July 17, 2017 Soaking Max and the girls
Wednesday July 19, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday July 22, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday July 24, 2017 Soaking Hugo
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Saturday July 29, 2017 Feeding day for all torts
Monday July 31, 2017 Soaking Max and the girls