Photos of Red Rock Canyon

In the Hazy Desert

The dramatic landscape of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

Nevada‘s Red Rock Canyon boasts a breathtaking landscape, characterized by its towering red sandstone peaks and the Keystone Thrust Fault’s contrasting geological features. This natural wonder offers a stunning display of nature’s artistry.

Rise Over the Desert

A prominence rises over the arid desert of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

A prominence rises over the arid desert of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

In the Canyon

The rugged landscape of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

The rugged landscape of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

In the Dry Desert

The dry desert landscape of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

The dry desert landscape of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

In the Nevada Desert

The rocky pinnacles of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

Big Rocks in the Dry Desert

The arid landscape of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

The arid landscape of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

Out On the Range

A mountain range stretches into the distance at Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

A mountain range stretches into the distance at Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

Red Band

Detail of the layers of rock in a geologic formation at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

Detail of the layers of rock in a geologic formation at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

Amorphous

Detail of rocks at Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

Detail of rocks at Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

In the Dry Land

An outcropping of rocks rises in the distance among the dry desert landscape of Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

An outcropping of rocks rises in the distance among the dry desert landscape of Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

Big Stones

Large rocks lie on the canyon floor at Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

Large rocks lie on the canyon floor at Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

Desolation

A dry, rocky ridge bakes in the Nevada sun at Red Rock Canyon.

A dry, rocky ridge bakes in the Nevada sun at Red Rock Canyon.

In the Wasteland

The arid, appropriately-named Red Rock Canyon, near Las Vegas.

The arid, appropriately-named Red Rock Canyon, near Las Vegas.

A Dry Place

The rugged, arid landscape of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon stretches into the distance.

The rugged, arid landscape of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon stretches into the distance.

A Path Through the Desert

A rocky trail leads through the arid desert of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

A rocky trail leads through the arid desert of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

The Desert’s Road

A road stretches through Nevada's Red Rock Canyon towards tall desert mountains.

A road stretches through Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon towards tall desert mountains.

The Mountains in the Red Desert

Mountains rise in the distance at Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

Mountains rise in the distance at Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

The Wadi

A dry creek bed snakes its way through Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

A dry creek bed snakes its way through Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

The Red Mountains

Desert brush grows amongst the mountains of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

Desert brush grows amongst the mountains of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

The Fence and the Mountains in the Distance

A weathered fence among the desert brush at Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

A weathered fence among the desert brush at Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

Out in the Desert

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A sweeping panorama of the desert landscape of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

A sweeping panorama of the desert landscape of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Red Rocks, Blue Sky

Some of the namesake rocks of Red Rock Canyon rise into the blue sky of the Nevada desert.

Some of the namesake rocks of Red Rock Canyon rise into the blue sky of the Nevada desert.

The Promontory

A rocky prominence rises from the desert landscape of Nevada's Red Rock Canyon.

A rocky prominence rises from the desert landscape of Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon.

The Desert Sidewalk

A sidewalk cuts through the desert landscape at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area's Visitor Center, Nevada.

A sidewalk cuts through the desert landscape at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area‘s Visitor Center, Nevada.

Hiking to the Bottom of the Canyon

Hikers trek to the bottom of Nevada's sun-parched Red Rock Canyon, on the outskirts of Las Vegas.

Hikers trek to the bottom of Nevada’s sun-parched Red Rock Canyon, on the outskirts of Las Vegas.