There’s more to Las Vegas than glitzy hotels and gambling! There’s nature, too!
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 17 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada, but you’d never know you were so close to that world famous Vegas Strip we’ve all seen in the movies. This is a wonderful place to hike or bike the many trails, rock climb, picnic, camp, or take the relaxing 13-mile scenic drive and enjoying the stunning views. Of course, it’s a perfect place for lomography! Spectacular canyon vistas of extraordinarily beautiful red-colored rock formations, big blue sky, and striking cloud formations are the draw here. Peace and quiet rule the day – you can truly hear yourself think.
There’s a visitor’s center with a gift shop where you can learn about the various geological formations. The natural beauty of the high desert that puts me in such a contemplative frame of mind. The Joshua trees help the mood of the place, too, lending an otherworldly feel to the canyon. If you’re lucky, you’ll see brightly-colored lizards! It’s a perfect place to decompress from the 24-hour glitz and glamor the city offers. All that’s OK I guess, if that’s your thing, and I like city lights as much as the next lomographer! But, when I’m in Vegas, I skip the Strip and head straight for Red Rock Canyon – I feel far more richly rewarded than if I’d hit that big jackpot!
For more information, visit the official website: http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/