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Red Rock Canyon

About 225 million years ago, everything at Red Rock Canyon was covered by an inland sea. The escarpment, formations, and caves were created after that sea evaporated and wind and rain began sculpting the land. This remarkable desert region lies just 24 miles (38 km) from the middle of the Strip by car. A conservation area since 1990, it is protected from the asphalt and grass of city expansion. The 13-mile (21-km) scenic drive that loops off Highway 159 provides a good overview, but the best way to explore this part of the Mojave Desert is on foot.

24 miles (38 km) from mid-Strip

Admission charge $7 per vehicle • Campground ...

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