Tired of all the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas? Need a fantastic adventure that will make you enjoy the sun and also have your daily workout while doing it? Worry not! The Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas is the perfect place to be. It is only located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Let us look at some of the most impressive spots and sights to explore once you are here.
The Red Rocks.
The red rocks, as the name suggests is one of the most stunning sights in the Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas. It was named after its sandstone formations, with some of them being around 3000 feet tall. They are bright red because of the iron oxide that is in the sandstone. When exposed to elements such as wind and rain, they rust hence the golden red color. The breath-taking formations here were formed by numerous geological forces such as fracture faults, erosion and also fossilization.
It extends up to 7068 feet in the air, and one can get an impressive look of it from the Red Rock Canyon. It is the highest sandstone peak among the Spring Mountains, and you will be able to see it clearly from here and be awed by its magnificence. You can even plan a hike to the mountain. However, you will be required to do your research before you take up such a venture since some of its trails are not easy to follow.
It extends a whole 13-mile distance. It is the cornerstone of this canyon. It is a one-way road that travels through the Red Rock Canyon, giving you many places where you can pull over and take some incredible pictures, explore hiking or even have a family picnic. Amazing, right? It will take you into the Calico Hills, and you will pass many other scenic viewpoints.
Ice Box Canyon.
It is just the place to explore on a sunny day. The canyon rarely has the sun, and the air and cold water that comes from the mountains make it way colder than the desert around it. It will take you around an hour in the open desert to reach it, but once you arrive, you will be rewarded by the cold, shady canyon views and seasonal waterfalls that you will enjoy. Also, ensure that you check out for bighorn sheep on the upper canyon since they hang around large water pools that usually are there for the most parts of the year.
The Lost Creek.
It is a seasonal desert waterfall that can be accessed easily along a 0.35-mile hiking trail. You could also check out the Lost Creek Children’s Discovery Loop when traveling with kids.
If you need to escape the crowds for a while, then this is the trip for you. It is one of the most peaceful and outstanding outdoor space in Las Vegas that you will love. Do not forget to check out the above spots. You will not regret it.
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