While in Nevada for the holidays, I had an opportunity to visit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen - and I've seen some pretty neat places throughout my travels. When considering international travel, I often think about how many places I have yet to visit in my own backyard - the United States. The southwestern and midwestern regions of the United States contain some incredible national parks, mountains, and other rock formations. While I was unable to visit Zion National Park in Utah during this particular trip, I am really thankful for the time I spent at Red Rock Canyon.
Red Rock Canyon is an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of its National Landscape Conservation System. The conservation area features a 13-mile scenic drive, red rock formations, and sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust.
While driving the scenic loop, I noticed dozens of rock wall climbers and countless hikers.
If you ever find yourself in Las Vegas, I highly recommend venturing outside of the city to see Red Rock Canyon. You won't be disappointed.