Geologic Formations in Las Vegas

THE 5 BEST Las Vegas Geologic Formations

Geologic Formations in Las Vegas

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  • Daphne D
    Vancouver Island, Canada403 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful place. So different from what I’m used to. A nice scenic 1 way drive with lots of pullouts and wide enough you can let others pass. It looks like a perfect hiking area bit at 43+ temps was far too hot for us to hike. We did do a brief walk to the petroglyphs and enjoyed a quick walk. We rented a car from the Flamingo hotel on Vegas strip and drove out. Perfect morning activity to do. Highly recommend.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,181 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Calico Hills section offers some of the most stunning scenery in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You will arrive in this section not long after starting the 13-mile one way road through the area. The vibrant colors of the rock formations are really beautiful. The best way to experience is to take the Calico Tanks Trail. However, this is a moderately strenuous hike with some rock scrambling in parts and some elevation change but the rewards were very much worth the effort. Make sure you have hiking shoes and bring a hat and plenty of water. I would also start as early as possible in the morning to avoid the mid-day sun. There is no shade on the hike.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • DLP
    New Jersey3,579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The visitor center staff was so engaging and were enthusiastic to share their knowledge and information. Inside was a typical visitor center….bathrooms, gift shop, and some information boards & displays. Outside was the tortoise sanctuary which is really worth your time, plus some beautiful gardens along the walkways. Aside from the sanctuary, you must also see the panoramic view from this location.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • DLP
    New Jersey3,579 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was just going through my pictures and had to write a review because the red rock canyon overlook is just stunning and beautiful. The red rock backdrop is just gorgeous against the clear skies of the area. This is the part of Vegas that people should want to see!
    Written 5 November 2023
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  • Yellow V
    Springville, UT186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is THE place to go if you like bouldering or rock scrambling. It has a huge number and variety of boulders to climb on. It also has access to hiking trails and great views of the red rock. There are always lots of climbers and hikers here so be courteous to each other. Make sure you park in the designated parking areas. It is also easy to access the Red Springs Picnic Area and the Red Rock Canyon Scenic loop.
    Written 10 February 2017
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