レッドロックキャニオンに11月26日感謝祭翌日初訪問。ラスベガスストリップから下の道を車で北西に45分の距離にあり、1時間でまわれるシーニックドライブがあります。ハイキングやロッククライミングスポットも多数あり、穴場観光スポットです。 "Red Rock Canyon": I visited there on Nov. 26, 2010, a day after Thanksgiving Day for the first time. It's located about 45 minute driving distance from the Las Vegas strip on the surface streets. There are a Scenic Drive that you can drive around and view in one hour, several hiking trails, and rock-climbing spots. It's a great sightseeing spot that many people are not aware of.
Direction from Las Vegas Strip: Go North on Las Vegas Blvd. and pass Strasphere Tower (white and tallest building in Las Vegas). Go another 2 km (1.25 mile) and turn Left on Charleston.
Keep going West on Charleston for 18 km (11.25 Miles) and you will see "Red Rock Casino Hotel", 20 story building, on the left. Keep going for another 8 km (5 miles). There is a sign "BLM Visitor Center、 Scenic Drive" on the left. Turn Right near the sign, and you will find a gate to pay the entrance fee. There are a Visitor Center and a scenic drive beyond. It's about 45 minutes from Las Vegas strip. The scenic drive is about 1 hour. The fee was $7 per car.
We did not notice the "Scenic Drive" sign and drove West for 30 minutes. There was a gas station, so we got a direction from the cashier lady, turned around and drove back. The above photo with cactus was taken while we were lost.
After entering the "Scenic Drive", you will see the Red Rock spectacular views on the right, and many cars are parked there. That is the best view point. On the map, it's probablly, "Calico Hills", the 2nd trail spot. There were some groups enjoying rock-climbing there, too.
The sky was deep blue with no clouds. The air was chilly and clean. That place was full of great energy.
注意：午前中に来ないと逆光になり、写真撮影がうまくいかないそう。 Note: Come here in the morning before 12 noon. Otherwise you can't take good photos in against sun-light.
何千年の昔からラスベガスに住んでいたアメリカ先住民カワイイス族とパイユート族の里らしいです。 From thousands of years ago, this pace was home for Native America, Kawaiisu tribe and Paiyute tribe who lived in Las Vegas.
青空のもと、大自然への感謝(地球世界感謝行)を捧げ、人類の平和を祈り印を組みました。 Under the perfect blue sky, we expressed our gratitudes to nature and performed IN to pray peace of humanity.
冷たく澄んだ空気。体が暖かくなりいいエネルギーと光に満たされ、気持ちよかった！ The air was cool and clear. Our bodies got warm and filled with great energy and lights. We felt so good!
こんな大自然に恵まれた場所がラスベガス近郊にあるんですね。紹介してくれたJoyさん（上の写真で瞑想中）に感謝。大自然を守ってくれたアメリカ先住民に感謝！ What a great find! This location is surrounded by great mother nature and very close to Las Vegas. Thanks to Joy (she is meditating on rocks above) for introducing me to this place. My gratitudes to native American people who conserved the great mother nature.
Bonus Video Clips/おまけ動画 Red Rock Canyon, NV/レッド・ロック・キャニオン
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3FydvmiZoc ここでその時撮影した動画を編集しました。1分弱です。青い空と澄んだ空気、大自然を感じてください。 lisaky777--December 02, 2010--We visited Red Rock Canyon, 50 minutes from Las Vegas strip on Friday, 11-2602010. It was a day after Thanksgiving Day. It was cool and clean under the blue sky. We expressed our gratitudes to the Earth, Air, Mountains, Minerals, Plants, the Sun, Heavenly Phoenomena, etc.
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