When we were at Disney over Christmas, there was one exhibit that I nearly died over. And that was Cars Land, due to the red rock landscape. Seriously… take a look at THIS hand carved scenery. It’s breathtaking.
I’ve always dreamed of visiting The Grand Canyon, or Zion or anything in between.
I just never thought in a million years I’d be heading to a very close variation just a few short months later! Wow! Life sure is full of twists and turns in the most fascinating way.
So, before this entire trip begain, I threw out the fact that I was going to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City in a Facebook group.
And I’m SO glad I did! Because two of my blogging buddies and I began to plan an adventure that would take us away from the glitzy lights of Vegas and into the amazing desert.
So exciting to hook up with these two!
I’ve never been to a desert before so I was pretty stoked! I was feeling a little Thelma and Louise-ish right about here.
Red Rock Canyon is about 30 minutes outside of Vegas. It’s like a loop drive… a one way curvy road winds you around the most amazing rock formations and hiking trails.
It was picture heaven territory!
Hiking in these parts fools you. You think there isn’t much of a walk to a given area, but then you realize the layers are playing tricks on you. It’s much farther and grander than you’ll ever believe.
Loving the scratchy texture of the rock… well, lava formations.
And then I couldn’t help myself. The decorator came out of me right in the middle of a hike.
And then I lost the other half of my pictures due to some strange smudge on the lens. Oh well.
I’m so glad I got to see this little slice of desert paradise, just a short jaunt from Vegas.
And you know what’s next, right?
There’s so much more to come on this one… next up, I’m going to take you to the Las Vegas Neon Sign Museum. Junkers, you’re in for a real treat!
So… which canyons have you visited in these areas? Which did you like the most? You can bet The Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion are on my bucket list… next time for sure!
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