Vegas Thing of the Month: Going to Red Rock Canyon

I've mentioned this numerous times, but I love hiking. I love getting away from being caught up in life and exploring what nature offers. That includes peace of mind, the sights, and the beautiful weather. That's especially true if you're hiking at Red Rock Canyon during the winter.


Why do I say the winter? Because Las Vegas can get hot during the summer. I'm talking about 120 degrees Fahrenheit hot. You'll need to bring extra water just to survive for an hour. In the wintertime, it's a cool range of 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit.


Anyways, there are many scenic spots at Red Rock. Whether you want to hang out at Calico Basin, check out the Kraft Mountain Loop, or see Ice Box Canyon, you have numerous spots to check out, spanning 13 miles.


As for Red Rock Canyon itself, it was established in 1967. The first humans loved the area for its bountiful harvest of water, plants, and food. Such resources couldn't be found anywhere else in the desert, making it the perfect spot to live. Early Native Americans also made this their home, with as many as six tribes being present at Red Rock. That includes the Southern Paiute and the Anasazi.


Las Vegas might be known for its nightlife and casinos. However, there's a myriad of hiking spots to check out. That includes Red Rock Canyon, which makes for the ultimate hiking spot for you, your friends, and your family.