A visit to Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas is on our list of things to do while we are here and a beautiful day for the visit. So packed a picnic lunch, put Destiny in the car and off we went.
|The Two of Us|
|Welcome Stone at Visitor Center|
|View From Calico Stop|
|Destiny Taking in the Sights|
|Enjoying Picnic Lunch|
The drive out Charleston Blvd passing through some upscale housing developments and shopping areas, the Red Rocks come into view. With our Golden Passport, the entry was free. Stopping at the Visitor Center before starting our 13 mile drive through the Canyon is recommended.
They have displays of the history and a very nice gift shop and also outdoor displays with commanding views.
The Canyon offers 30 plus miles of hiking trails, world class rock climbing and is Nevada's first National Conservation Area. The 13 mile drive offers several scenic stops for photos and outdoor treks.
|Two Bighorn Sheep|
I took over 75 pictures and John over 100. It has been difficult deciding which ones to post.
We saw several climbers and lots of hikers. Unfortunately, the horses and burros must be on vacation. Did see some Bighorn Sheep high up. Highest elevation was around 4500'. Franko's Map is the best for information on touring, hiking and climbing. This can be found at tourist info areas.
|Almost to Top|
|Is He Alone|
|A few more Steps|
|This is Tough|
|Don't let Go|