Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park

We took advantage of our time in Las Vegas to visit a couple of the nearby state parks.  Red Rock Canyon is located only 15 miles west of the Las Vegas strip.  The mountains in the Red Rock area were formed by a number of geological forces including fractured faults where the earth’s crust collided over millions of years and fossilized sand dunes. Some cliffs reach up to 3,000 feet.

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