So far this week, we've been to Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.
Today, we're heading to Red Rock Canyon.
I think I've mentioned that I can only take Vegas in small doses. Since we didn't know what time we'd get back from the Grand Canyon, we kept our rental car for two days. Since we had the car for two days, we decided that on the second day we'd drive 25 minutes or so to Red Rock Canyon.
I dare say that I preferred Red Rock. No, it's not as "natural wonder-y" as the Grand Canyon, but it's a bit more up-close-and-personal, which I really enjoyed. It was a lot cheaper - only $5 per car per day gets you spectacular rock formations and a 13-mile, one-way loop to drive.
Learn from us - make sure to get some water or some beverage from the Visitors Center BEFORE you head out hiking. Although, I think we enjoyed just driving the entire loop without stopping the first time.
Take a look at the newsletter you're handed when you pay your entrance fee and pick the stops where you'd like to have your photo ops and hiking boots.
I highly recommend that you stop at the first area - the Calico Hills. These are the most red rocks, and you can climb on them (with your feet, or with climbing equipment.) But really, you couldn't go wrong with any of the stops - you can't spit without hitting a good photo op.
Here's video from part of the loop drive.
And here are some photos from our Red Rock day.