Redrock Canyon Nevada

Friday, February 1, 2013
Our recent visit to Las Vegas allowed us to see the desert in the fall. Red rock canyon was the highlight of our trip. We rented a car and drove out to the canyon, which was easy to get to after we figured out how we got lost. This is a definite trip that everyone should make. The scenic drive took us on a loop through the park. On the loop were several stop points, and we were allowed to travel at our leisure. Pack your hiking shoes or sneakers and get out of the smoke filled casinos. Plenty of hiking, walking and picnic areas for just about any person or just a neat place to go to rest and contemplate life. When you are there, you forget that Las Vegas, the metropolis, even exist. For anyone who appreciates natural beauty and being one with nature, Red Rock Canyon is for you.

Trivia: Red Rock Canyon is part of the Mojave Desert, which stretches out to the corners of California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.The mountains in the Red Rock area were formed by a number of geological forces including fractured faults where the earth's crust collided over millions of years and fossilized sand dunes. Some cliffs reach up an astounding 3,000 feet. The sandstone rocks in the conservation area get their color from iron oxide. Over centuries the iron oxide built up, producing the vibrant, crimson color the canyon illustrates today. One of the more scenic parts of Red Rock Canyon is the Keystone Thrust Fault. Here, millions of years ago, two of the earth's plates collided with such force that part of one plate was shoved up and over the other. This created a magnificent contrast between grey limestone and red sandstone. 

Redrock Canyon Park


We are so normal in this big big world

Looking far away





Lake Mead Nevada


22 comments:

  1. Wow, sa mga movies and documentaries ko lng madalas makita yang Grand Canyon. Super ganda pala talaga. You are lucky Miss Leah, you were able to witness its beauty personally :)

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    1. Your welcome fiel, my pleasure and thanks for liking it. So true very fulfilling when you see the canyon and the different rocks formation.

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  2. thanks for sharing this, the picture look stunning. You're so lucky you've seen this beauty up close. By the way, Girlie! I love your blog new look, very nice!

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    1. Hi girl thanks :) I'm trying my best to update it once in a while.

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  3. Wow and wow. D ko makapunta dyan, but by your pictures ay naka free tripna rin ako. Have a nice week end Leah and I hope you are fine:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by ate Joy :) salamat po I'm doing ok :)

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  4. Ang laki ng lugar noh?at pula nga yung lupa or rocks bah yan. Amazing talaga ang place

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    1. Hi girl, yes this national park is big it stretches up to 4 states .

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  5. What gave the rocks such color? Tamad mag-research no! Haha. It's funny to know how you figured out the right way after getting lost! But really, I wouldn't mind being lost in a such beautiful view. Happy Sunday, Sis!

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    1. Oops, it's still Saturday there? Advance na lang! Haha.

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    2. Thanks ganda for stopping by :) I update my post I add some additional info about this national park. I hope it helps. Thanks for stopping by :) Happy Sunday too :)

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    3. Thanks for the update. Now I know, It's the iron oxide! Haha. :D

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  6. wow! ganda ng mga shots.... litaw ang ganda ng lugar... thanks sa pag share sa amin ^_^

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  7. Beautiful shots,Leah, Ang ganda talaga dyan, thanks for the free tour kahit di ako nakapunta pa at least my idea na ako if ever maka-punta kami.

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  8. Breath taking photos sis!

    And I love your new template - classy and classic at the same time :)

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    1. Thanks for liking and stopping by Mamalut :) trying to keep it simple as possible.

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  9. Wow! Those are really nice and the photos taken are a piece of art...the color or the rocks really is interesting...:)


    xx!

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  10. Great photos, Leah! The Red Canyon stretches to 4 states? Wow, that is one big national park, alright. :)

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    1. Hi Di yeap indeed a huge national park :) i heard Utah has the most gorgeous dessert park, per US Jeep Jamboree member survey

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  11. Beautiful photos. Love to visit the place one day.

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