The first things that come in mind when you hear the words ‘Las Vegas’ are gambling, strippers, and all sorts of evils. This is not totally true as Las Vegas has some good things to offer too. There is more to Las Vegas than the casinos, gambling and all the sins that are portrayed on the TV about it. Las Vegas has a wonderful natural wonder known as the Red Rock Canyon.
This is a wonderful red rock desert that is located about 10 miles away from the so-called ‘Sin City.’ One can easily hire a vehicle to get to see this wonderful geological feature which is well shaped and has beautiful scenery.
The Red Rock Canyon is a gorgeous looking park which has desert wildlife and Mojave Desert within it. I am a regular visitor to this park. Each time I go, I always discover something new and interesting about this place. The park has a great view and wonderful scenery, especially of the red rocks and the desert.
To explore the park, one would have to start out at the Visitor’s Centre. It is at this place that you will be introduced to game park rangers who have experience and knowledge of the goings on of the park. They are the ones who will lead you through the 13 mile scenic loop passing through the Red Rock Canyon.
When you begin your tour, you will follow a paved- road which is one way. Along the way, you will come across many parking places. These places are vantage points where beautiful sceneries of Las Vegas can be seen. There are also hiking trails that have been marked. Each hiking trail has a level of difficulty. Depending on the people making the tour, the park ranger which can advise which hiking trail can be followed and which one can be ignored.
About 15 hiking trails have been said to be ‘day trips.’ I have been to a number of these trails; but my personal favourite is the Children’s Discovery Trail, found within the Lost Creek Canyon. The trail has been earmarked to be between easy and moderate. One of the features of this trail is that at its end, there is a waterfall. Since it is in the desert, the waterfall is seasonal.
As you continue with the drive along the loop through the Red Rock Canyon, it would be good if you could stop at some of the view points and see the various views and sceneries from the areas. You will be amazed at how beautiful the earth was formed.
If you find the features that are found within the Red Rock Canyon, interesting and you want to explore more but you don’t have a mode of transport, you may want to go to a car rental and hire a car. There are also some tour packages that are specifically designed to visit this area. If there is one thing that you have to do while you still have life is to visit this great canyon. It will be worth every penny you spend.