Travel: Red Rock Canyon (Part one: the sunset)

If you're in Las Vegas, or the surrounding area, and have an itch to hike (or not), definitely check out Red Rock Canyon.  Part of the Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon is a quick 30 minute drive from the Vegas strip & offers gorgeous views that you don't want to miss... 

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock is a network of crests and canyons, valleys and gullies, with a surprise around every corner.  Even if you're not into hiking, Red Rock Canyon has a 13 mile scenic drive with lookout points at various spots.  You never even have to get out of your car; the scenery alone is worth the $7 entry fee... especially at sunset!


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days
Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days



Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days




We visited Red Rock Canyon twice during our time in Vegas; the first just to watch the sunset, and then again a few days later to actually hike it. 

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After a long day of cruising the Vegas strip, Zac & I were itching to get away from the crowds.  He had a wonderful idea of grabbing some beers, opening up the hatchback of our rental car, and finding a spot within Red Rock Canyon to watch the sunset... which basically, was the best idea that he's ever had:

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days

Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days


Red Rock Canyon; Nevada | My Darling Days



Because I have 10 million (more) photos from Red Rock Canyon, I am splitting this post up into two parts... come back in a few days for photos from our daytime hike!


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