As The Chips Fall
Red Rock Canyon
If you’re looking to hike, maybe check out local waterfalls, you can head west along either Blue Diamond Highway or W. Charleston, and you’ll eventually find Red Rock Canyon – it’s pretty hard to miss.
Located about 15 miles west of Las Vegas, you can drive around the 13 mile scenic loop, or decide to cycle or hike. If you pull off the loop, you can check out a few trails, most lined with picnic areas and even a decent amount of shade – a rarity in the middle of the desert. Even on a crowded day, Red Rock can be pretty isolated. And the isolation may be the perfect place to blow off a little steam.