Las Vegas is known as “Sin City”. People go to Vegas to escape their reality, to gamble, to drink, to dance, to watch amazing shows, to do things they’ve never done before, see things they thought were illegal, celebrate milestones, or to get married. In fact, I celebrated my 21st birthday in Las Vegas, but going back ten years later, I wanted to see a side of Vegas that I didn’t get to see the first time around, a side that was separate from the famous “strip”. This time I went to Red Rock Canyon.
If you know anything about me, you know I get super antsy if I’m in one place too long. I need frequent breaks or day ventures to keep my heart happy. Plus being a stay-at-home-mom in a town that doesn’t have much to offer, weeks without real adventures can make a girl go crazy, so hiking at Red Rock was my solution. If you ever have the chance to go, I highly recommend it. There is just something about fresh air, mountains, and hiking trails that does something good for your soul.
Red Rock actually offers 26 different hiking trails that take you to the highest and lowest points in the park. I was only able to hike a few short trails, but I plan on going back to explore a little more next time.
If you are the super adventurous kind, there is rock climbing. I saw plenty of people with all their gear on ready to go climb places that should just be looked at. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good challenge, but climbing a rock is not one of them.
There is something for everyone. If you aren’t into hiking, just driving through the park is amazing. There is camping, guided tours, off-roading, and biking. It’s a great place to take pictures, go for a picnic, or sit on a bench and read a book. There isn’t very good cell phone coverage, but I loved that. It’s always nice to disconnect once in a while.
For more information on Red Rock visit: https://www.redrockcanyonlv.org