Scenic USA - Nevada
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
Red Rock Canyon
|Photos by Meri Cheatham
Those drawn to the Vegas sparkle, with its mega-resorts and casinos, decadent spas, and the grand Strip, will come to realized the town is surrounded by mountains. Las Vegas, built on the plains of the Mojave Desert, lies flanked by the Sunrise Mountains to the east, and the Spring Mountains to the west. These western peaks, formed along a fault line, were pushed skyward by the Keystone Thrust, reaching altitudes of 8,000 feet.
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