Monday, August 24, 2009
Las Vegas (Red Rock Canyon)
The Las Vegas area is rich in Native American history, pop culture, engineering marvels, live entertainment and food, but I think my favorite spot is the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Red sandstone veins and big hills are visible from the Strip and throughout the desert region. Nature activities abound from horse back riding, biking, hiking and camping.
I was drawn to the "red rocks" and visited three times in five days for it's a new and unique place that offers vast photo opportunities. I caught one morning just right with blue skies, puffy white clouds and mild temps.
The Red Rock Canyon area is nearly 200,000 acres and features 30 miles of hiking trails and a 13 mile scenic drive. For $5 a car, the scenic drive was an economical and an efficient way to see the highlights of the canyon in a short time.