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Red Rock Canyon Panorama   Leave a comment

Red Rock Canyon Panorama blogRed Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Panorama by kenne

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is an easy 15-mile drive west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Located in the Mojave Desert with a beautiful desert landscape, but as a resident of the Sonoran Desert, I find the Mojave Desert very harsh.  Like most deserts, the higher elevations are much more diverse in plant and animal life. This image was taken near the Visitors Center. A one-way paved loop road, 13 miles long, provides vehicle access to many of the features in the area and to more challenging primitive roads.

— kenne

Escaping From The Vegas Strip   1 comment

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Outside Las Vegas, Nevada — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

I came to the canyon seeking an escape

from the manmade strip of bright lights.

Decade old Scenic wildfire still fenced-off.

Vegas influenced exhibits at the visitors

center providing impressive vistas of

the northern Mojave Desert.

Hiking the rocks and desert floor

ending the day on the 13 mile Scenic Drive.

Collecting my winning in nature’s house

the freeway takes me back 

to where the house rules,

I lose.

— kenne

Red Rock Canyon Panoramas   3 comments

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Red Rock Canyon Panorama (1 of 1) blogRed Rock Canyon (View along the 13-mile Scenic Loop Road) — Panoramas by kenne

There are many beautiful scenic views in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. In September of 2006 a wildfire burned nearly 2,000 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Scenic Fire, burned rugged terrain inside the area’s 13-mile Scenic Loop Road, less than two miles west of the Red Rock Canyon visitors center.

I was able to get in some hiking while photographing this beautiful canyon in the Mojave Desert north of Las Vegas.

kenne

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Calico Rocks In Red Rock Canyon   Leave a comment

Las Vegas & Zion_2015 05 19_0835_edited-2 blogCalico Rocks In Red Rock Canyon, Nevada (May 19, 2015) — Images by kenne

Las Vegas & Zion_2015 05 19_0836_edited-2 blogCalico Hills Trail

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