Red Rock Canyon

Who would have ever thought Las Vegas had good hiking?!

Red Rock Canyon is only a 25-minute drive from the strip. It’s a conservation area surrounded by large red sandstone rock formations with a great variety of hiking trails to explore.

You know me, I love being on the trails!

The vegetation was so interesting to look at, very different from the plant life in the Midwest.

If you look closely, you might find some flowers. I loved the yellow, orange and purple combinations scattered throughout this area.

Ever see a prickly pear cactus in bloom?

Lots of desert palms.

This one could be an agave.

Plants growing out of cracks in the rocks… in the desert.

Speaking of red rocks, they were just as awesome to investigate as the vegetation and trails!

Even the views in this valley were stunning.

The mountains surrounding this valley were cool to explore too.

After such a fabulous day of hiking, I highly recommend stopping at Le Burger Brasserie inside the Paris casino for the Eiffel Tower Onion Rings – they are THE best post-hiking snack! It has become our routine every time we visit Vegas and Red Rock.

Some advice if you go hiking at Red Rock Canyon: bring sunglasses, sunscreen and comfy shoes to navigate the trails. Oh yea, your camera too. You never know what you’re going to find on the trail.