RED ROCK CANYON—A Crescendo of Color

Airstream Travelers

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As the sun came up over the Paint Pot Hills we were preparing to leave on a day’s adventure. Swinging around Las Vegas, about 20 minutes west of the Strip was an area that promised spectacular scenery. After lounging around several days in camp, attending to daily chores and mundane activities, we were more than ready for a day out in nature. This particular Conservation Area appeared to be full of promise. We’d grab a bite of breakfast along the way.

Red rocks are a big part of the Southwest landscape, and at least four of states in this area have more than one Red Rock This-or-That. New Mexico, Arizona and California each have a Red Rock State Park. Nevada has at least three Red Rock Canyons and the most well-known one is the subject of this post. Lying along the east side of the Spring Mountains—one of the…

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