#TravelTuesday Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

In some places it becomes easy to see proof of the evolving Earth we live on. Fifteen miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada is a prime example. More than a million people each year visit the site. Rock climbing and biking are very popular, and it’s a nice change from the urban jungle close by. Granite rock has been pushed up from the depths of the Earth via tectonic plate movement to form what is called the Keystone Thrust. Hundreds of millions of years ago the Red Rocks were at the bottom of an ocean but over the passing eons massive planetary forces eradicated the sea and replaced it with the escarpment we see today.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Canon HF20

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Canon HF20