Red Rock Canyon and Mojave Desert

 Red Rock Canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive through Mojave desert  located about 15 (24 km) west of Las Vegas,Nevada. The large Red Rock formations ,  colorful sandstone and walls make that area popular for hiking and rock climbing (the highest point is La Madre Mountain at 8,154 feet (2,485 m). Red spots at the stones are IRON concentrations that are more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sandstone.  

The Mojave desert attracted Southern Paiute Indians , Virgin Anasazi Indians, Spanish scouts, explorers , miners,and Mormon missionaries. Native people used this area for thousand of years. evidence for their existence include petroglyphs and pictographs can be viewed at the Willow Spring (ROCK ART)

 For traveling through  Mojave desert is good to be advised and use some helpful tips - watch out where put hands and feet - rattlesnakes, scorpions, spiders may be shattered behind or under the rocks and shrubs. Bring  water and drink  plenty of it, temperatures in Red Rock Canyon can average more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. Wear comfortable shoes and protective gear.

Please enjoy the scenes.

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One of the few places in the U.S that this road sign may be seen .... "BE Careful Tortoise Xing!" (Unfortunately for us, at this time of the year (winter) TORTOISE hibernate .)

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Pictographs can be seen at the Willow Springs  where a designated trail can be found.

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