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Red Rock State Park

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About a 30 minute drive from Las Vegas, heading West is another amazing place, Red Rock State Park .The park is located where the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada converges with the El Paso Mountains. We asked at the visitor center if the parking lots along the 13 mile stretch thru the park could accommodate RV's. We were told, it is doable. Well...we took Journey through the park only to discover that all the parking lots were swamped. We had to come up with Plan B.
Red Rock Campground is just a couple of minutes from the main entrance and serves as first come, first served. This is a primitive campground, no hookups, no water, some composting toilets, but right in the desert with the nightsky as clear and full of stars. Luckily two more spots were available. We set up, paid our $11 and relaxed for the night. Our plan B was to enter the park in the morning, park in overflow parking with RV, unhook the Jeep, take advantage of the WIFI connection to do school. That plan worked ! I even prepared lunch and packed my hiking bag full with water, sandwiches and camera equipment. We jumped into the Jeep and explored Red Rocks. A much better attempt! One of my highlights was this amazing hike through a canyon that got steeper and rockier the further up we hiked. In some parts we had to climb up sides of little cliffs. It was so thrilling and adventurous, perfect for a picnic at the top of an overlook. 20181127_124209.jpg
DFBDAEF9BF729DB17F96EDE5FA7865BF.jpg W 90_20181127_131428.jpg e also hiked the Petroglyph wall trail alongside the mountain. That trail seemed safer to me, it wasn't as strenuous as the other. I am glad we took the entire day to visit Red Rocks. Around 3pm, we returned to the Visitor Center parking lot, connected the Jeep and headed towards Death Valley, California.

Posted by Meike Carter 09:17

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