Red Rock Canyon excursions and tours
The Mojave Desert in Nevada is home to Red Rock Canyon.
The inside story
The Mojave Desert in Nevada is home to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Known for its geological features such as towering red sandstone peaks, the Keystone Thrust, and Native American petroglyphs, Red Rock Canyon attracts more than 2 million visitors a year.
The beautiful landscape that can be seen today at Red Rock began to form hundreds of millions of years ago. Due to climate changes, wind, and the natural rising in the Earth, the dunes' formation began to take its shape. Thanks to the oxidation of the minerals in the rock, layers between the grey rock and red rock create the multi-coloured landscape, known as the Keystone Thrust.