"If you go to Las Vegas, you HAVE to go to Red Rock Canyon!" We heard this ever and over when we told people about our trip itinerary. After being there, I have to say that I agree with everyone that said that. The conservation area is well worth a visit and getting your boots in the dirt.
Since we were headed that way in July, we decided to use only the mornings to hike and be out in the desert heat. However, we arrived in the city before noon and knew we couldn't check into our hotel, so we decided to head out to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (www.blm.gov/nlcs_web/sites/nv/st/en/prog/nlcs_new/REDROCK_NCA.html) after we got our luggage and grabbed a quick bite to eat.
As you can see in the video, we asked about hiking for sunrise when we were at the visitor's center. We did just that on July 4th. We drove out to the overlook early that morning and enjoyed the sunrise almost all by ourselves. See the time-lapse of the sunrise below! The video from our hike is coming soon. It was an interesting one where we didn't quite do what we intended. Stay tuned for that!
Until next time, keep on trekking!
Kay and Matt enjoy hiking all over the USA. We have a YouTube Channel to video our adventures, this blog, and we are working on building an app to allow others to go on adventures too.
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