Red Rock Canyon of Las Vegas

Posted by kentang123 at September 26, 2016

Category: Outdoors

Beside the parties, hotel themes, shops, restaurants, parties, celebrities, and events in Las Vegas, the sin city has major tourist attractions. And, the Red Rock Canyon is one of the many attractions of Las Vegas.

Red Rock Canyon towers over the desert west of the Las Vegas Boulevard which is more commonly known as Las Vegas Strip. It is a major thoroughfare that stretches approximately 4.2 miles in the Clark County, Nevada. The canyon got the name, because the canyon is a series of large red rock formation in the National Conservation Area (NCA).

The United States assigns protected areas called National Conservation Area. The United States Bureau of Land Management of National Landscape Conservation System supervises the protected areas as the United States considers the land as crown jewels of the American West.

The Canyon stands so high and large. Looking at the west of the Las Vegas Strip, you cannot help but see the large red rock formations near the Hudson. If you want to go to the canyon, all you need to do is to aim at the mountain of red rocks.

Let us do our part to take care of such wonder of nature. The red sandstone part can easily break. Thus, it tempts every visitor to take home a piece as a souvenir. Let us try to leave the structure the way it is. So, we can enjoy such magnificent wonder for more generations to come.

La Madre Mountain is the tallest point of the canyon. The name is Spanish for The Mother Mountain. The tallest point is about 8,154 feet high (2 miles and half). Some formations shoot straight up. Hence, the formation challenges any hikers and climbers. Even if you are an advance hikers or climbers, you will be surprise with the challenge that it brings to you.

A big one way loop road allows tourists to view the entire canyon. There is some parking and rest areas along the thirteen mile road. That is why the cyclists frequent the road. It is a tough road for a family sedan car. An ATV or off road all wheel drive vehicle is more appropriate with this rugged terrain.

Besides the red rock formation and fun things to do, the canyon is a big part of the history of the Native Americans. Historically, the Native Americans believe the canyon is a way to go back to the year 900. Some say not only year 900. They can also go back before the year 900. In fact, the ancient pottery, fire pits, and petro glyphs still exist all around the canyon.

In the past, the Native Americans happily live around the canyon. There are native plants, animals, and water to survive on the tough terrain and extreme condition. Then, the Europeans settled on the canyon on the 1900s. With rapid expansion of the Europeans, the Native Americans were driven away from the canyon. Thanks to the Bureau of Land Management who reserved and protected the ten thousand acres of land. By the 1990, the canyon became part of the National Conservation Area.

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