The red of Red Rock Canyon is Aztec sandstone
Red Rock Canyon detail; see the man standing above/right of the lower left hand corner?
Mountain prickly pear cacti
Blackbrush in foreground; tree species?
Red Rock; hiking trail
After two full days of casino life, it was time to get out of town. So Anthony and I rented a car to explore whatever was within a reasonable driving distance from Las Vegas. We found quiet refuge at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which is part of the Mojave Desert. Wow, what a difference a few miles make!
Hiking trails, flora and fauna and the most incredible geology. We were fortunate to visit on a beautiful, mostly sunny day with temperatures in the low 60s. Aaaah, so nice.