For this week’s letter R, I present to you the red rocks of the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. [website] Click on the website and find out more about it.
But the good thing about is that it is only an hour’s drive from the Vegas strip.
Photos were taken February 2009.