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Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

The entrance to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area--located about 15 miles west of Las Vegas. 



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The Conservation Area's visitor's center.


The beautiful eastern range extending southward from the Spring Mountains.  These mountains are iconic of the Vegas area and are often seen in the background of movies filmed in Las Vegas.


A close-up of Bridge Mountain with its red strata of rock.


The 13-mile loop road of the Conservation Area--the Calico Hills are on the right.


The Calico Hills--essentially petrified sand dunes!


The story of the formation of the Calico Hills.


Turtlehead Peak--and to the right, the last of the Calico Hills.


Robyn getting ready for our hike on Lost Creek Canyon Trail.


The sign showing a couple of options.  Our intention was to find the Willow Springs Loop--a 1.5 mile trek--however, we couldn't find it.


Here I am, on the Lost Creek Canyon Trail on a beautiful, Nevada, October morning.  


Robyn looking a little lost.


The sign for the Los Creek Trail System--showing the distance and difficulty of the various hikes.  After enjoying the morning at Red Rock Canyon, Robyn and I drove to the Fremont Casino in Downtown and had breakfast at the Paradise Buffet (distance not shown on the sign).




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