Numerous hiking trails enable visitors to get close-up views of the Mojave Desert terrain and unusual geological formations in the vast Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area a few miles west of Las Vegas in Nevada, USA. Iron minerals in layers of sandstone created millions of years ago oxidized over time to give the rock its reddish color for which the vast conservation area is named. Where the rock is buff in color, the iron minerals were never deposited or the iron was leached out by subsurface water. Many of the hiking trails are accessible from a one-way 13-mile Scenic Drive loop road

Numerous hiking trails enable visitors to get close-up views of the Mojave Desert terrain and unusual geological formations in the vast Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area a few miles west of Las Vegas in Nevada, USA. Iron minerals in layers of sandstone created millions of years ago oxidized over time to give the rock its reddish color for which the vast conservation area is named. Where the rock is buff in color, the iron minerals were never deposited or the iron was leached out by subsurface water. Many of the hiking trails are accessible from a one-way 13-mile Scenic Drive loop road Stock Photo
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Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo

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2DFRJRE

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4650 x 3087 px | 39.4 x 26.1 cm | 15.5 x 10.3 inches | 300dpi

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4 September 2017

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Off State Route 159 west of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Numerous hiking trails enable visitors to get close-up views of the Mojave Desert terrain and unusual geological formations in the vast Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area a few miles west of Las Vegas in Nevada, USA. Iron minerals in layers of sandstone created millions of years ago oxidized over time to give the rock its reddish color for which the vast conservation area is named. Where the rock is buff in color, the iron minerals were never deposited or the iron was leached out by subsurface water. Many of the hiking trails are accessible from a one-way 13- mile (21-kilometer) Scenic Drive loop road that begins at the visitor center, which is operated year-round Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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