In case you had no idea (which not many have due to the specific character of the Sin City), there are mountains in Las Vegas. Real mountains. 30 minutes away from the Strip.
Here is my proof: Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada
That up there is the tree we set up as our destination for this time:
We had a lovely lunch up there, and this is the view of the valley from behind the tree. It’s hard to believe, but the famous Las Vegas Boulevard, aka the Strip, is still visible from up here. It’s far in the distance, but feels like in a parallel Universe.
These mountains are indeed red in color, with pleasant rough texture and remind me of a layered Napoleon cake, really! Really easy to climb, too. No climbing equipment necessary, besides good shoes, naturally and maybe a pair of slip-preventing gloves. I would even call it walking up the mountains, so layered and steps-like they are. Not comparable to the Carpathians or Georgian mountains I am used to!
Some rock formations are quite engaging. This one reminded us a toad or a dragon.
Another one looked like a horse:
This last one needs no caption 🙂