Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area explodes from the desert floor in a sweeping panorama of red sandstone palisades called the Keystone Thrust. Some of the peaks reach 3,000 ft. in elevation making them popular sites for hiking and rock climbing. There is a 13-mile scenic loop road that allows you to explore Red Rock Canyon from the comfort of your car. The scenic loop is also popular with bicyclists. The route begins with a moderate climb from the visitor's center then becomes mostly downhill or flat. The photos below capture the seasonal looks at Red Rock Canyon NCA. From top clockwise: Late Summer Morning at Red Rock, photo by American Artistry Photographs. Fall in Pine Creek Canyon with a view of Mescalito through autumn foliage. Winter storm descends on Red Rock. Spring blooms greet hikers in Oak Creek Canyon. Fanciful summer clouds swirl above the Keystone Thrust.
Every season of the year Red Rock Canyon is spectacular. Explore Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in more detail by following these links:
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Bureau of Land Management
Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association
The following link takes you to a spectacular slide show of Red Rock Canyon with some amazing photos of the canyon in the aftermath of the rare snowstorm of 2009.
Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Red Rock Canyon NCA