From Vegas you can see the red rocks in the distance. On your next Vegas trip, take a break for the neon and glitz of the Strip and head to see the grandeur of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The 13-mile Scenic Loop Drive will wow you. First thing you’ll notice is the different … Continue reading
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Every time I drive Highway 50 west of Gunnison, through Curecanti National Recreation Area, I stop to take in the view of the Dillon Pinnacles. The formations are millions of years in the making.About 65 million years ago the landscaped was slowly uplifted by the Gunnison uplift and the Sawatch Range. Geologists believe the Dillon … Continue reading
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