The Red Rock Canyon is one of the most scenic places in Southern Nevada and the first Nevada’s National Conservation Area.
It spans for over 195,000 acres (790 square km) at perfectly exemplifies the unique qualities of the Mojave Desert.
The canyon features red sandstone layered on gray limestone and all of these are part of the same geologic formation, known as the Navajo Formation, that is found also throughout the southwest of the United States.
You will be driving through a 13-miles one-way scenic route that has something to offer for every member of the family or the group. From breathtaking views to more than 30 miles of hiking trails, divided for all skill levels, from Rock Climbing areas to Horseback riding trails.
During your trip around the scenic road, you will find many free parking lot in which you can stop to go, explore and enjoy the hidden beauties of the Red Rock Canyon.
Of all the trails mentioned before, the most interesting and easiest one, accessible for people of any age or skill level, is the Petroglyph Wall Trail.
The Petroglyph Wall Trail is an easy, 0.2 miles long (approx. 320 meters) trail, which leads you to the Polygraph Wall.
This trail takes you to a cliff-side that features historical rock art, estimated to be at least 800 years old.
The trail starts in the Willow Springs Picnic Area parking lot, on the opposite side of the road from the picnic benches.
For more information and for a map of the Trail, please check the official’s Red Rock Canyon website