Red Rock Canyon
Posted in : Uncategorized on by : Bill York
Before leaving Las Vegas I went to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It is a mountainous area west of Las Vegas that, as the name implies, has some red rocks. There is a one way scenic drive around the park with multiple turnoffs where you can go for a hike. I stopped at a few of the pull offs and went for some short hikes.
There is a thrust fault in the area that is responsible for the geology. It is called the Keystone Thrust.
The elevation in the park varies. In a higher part of the park at the north end there was some snow on the nearby mountains.