Virtual Guidebook to Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
Red Rock Canyon
Spring Mountains west of Las Vegas Nevada


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area protects the Calico Hills and and Sandstone Bluffs areas of the Spring Mountains. It is operated by the BLM as something like a state park. Given its spectacular scenery and location on the outskirts of Las Vegas it is a very popular place.


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View of the Spring Mountains from the Oak Creek trailhead at Red Rock Canyon

(March 23, 2009)


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Red Rock Canyon Overlook

(March 23, 2009)


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Casual climbing on the Calico Hills in Red Rock Canyon

(March 23, 2009)


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The brick red sandstone of the Calico Hills in Red Rock Canyon

(March 23, 2009)


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Red Rock Canyon in the Spring Mountains west of Las Vegas

(March 23, 2009)


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Lost Creek wash in the Spring Mountains

(March 23, 2009)


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Habitat restoration and protection for rare and endangered desert snails at Lost Creek

(March 23, 2009)


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The very minimal waterfall on Lost Creek in the Spring Mountains

(March 23, 2009)


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The Pine Creek Overlook

(March 23, 2009)


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