Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area and it is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls that were formed by thrust faults including the Keystone Thrust. A one-way, loop road, 13 miles (21 km) long, provides vehicle access to many of the features and hiking trails in the area.
We left Las Vegas at about 7AM, had a few photos along the scenic drive (Calico 1 and 2), and gathered at Sandstone Quarry parking lot at ~ 8:15AM for a group hike to the Calico Tank. It's a fun 2.2-mile (round-trip) hike with some rock scrambling and very nice view of Las Vegas at the end of the trail.
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