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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.

Red Rock

Red Rocks

There is a thrust fault in the area that is responsible for the geology.  It is called the Keystone Thrust.

Thrust Fault

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.

Snow Mountains