Red Rock Canyon National Conservation
With over 300 species of plants, breathtaking vistas,
and landscapes splashed with a rich and legendary color palate,
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area provides a weath of
recreation for rock climbers, rock hounds, photographers, hikers,
and those individuals simply seeking the serenity and comfort of
Down through the ages, ancient stone has been a subject
of great fascination to millions of people world-wide. Red Rock
Canyon, located within a thirty minute drive from Las Vegas, Nevada,
is no exception.
Carved and sculpted by the desert forces of sun,
wind, and brief yet extraordinarily powerful rain storms, these
ancient monoliths were, at one time, sand dunes shifting across
a desert sea. Indeed, there is a great sense of timelessness in
the Red Rock Canyon Area... A sense of great history, guardianship,
and a gentle serenity that seems to be born from just this idea
of being beyond the constraints of time itself.
As if this were not enough, Red Rock offers one of
the most diverse climbing environments in the world. From expert
sheer, vertical cliff climbing, to gentle sloping climbs perfect
for children of all ages, to moderate hiking trails, Red Rock provides
recreational setting for all ages.
To reach this "cathedral saved for resting souls",
simply drive westward on Charleston until the city fades off into
the past, and the mountains claim the horizon.