ABC #6: R

15 May

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.

Valley of Fire State Park 5

Valley of Fire State Park 4




Photos were taken February 2009.



Posted by on May 15, 2012 in ABC WEDNESDAY


17 responses to “ABC #6: R

  1. Mar

    May 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Fascinating. Maybe next year, thanks for the tip 🙂 and a happy day to you

  2. Carver

    May 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning photography. Such a beautiful part of the country. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

  3. Annie

    May 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I love these photos. I really want to see these red rocks in person someday.

  4. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

    May 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Love these images! Another great example of the beauty carved out by the Colorado Plateau.

  5. photowannabe

    May 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Isn’t this the most amazing place? We were just there for the umteenth time last Thanksgiving. I never tire of it.
    Terrific pictures.

  6. zongrik

    May 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    i haven’t seen these redrocks, but have seen the ones by Ridgecrest, CA and they are gorgeous

    radiation rampage

  7. Roger Green

    May 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    something special about those red rocks.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  8. Ann

    May 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Red Rock formations are so gorgeous, I’ve been to the rocks in Colorado Springs but not Nevada. Perfect pictures.

  9. Carol

    May 16, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Since I hate to lose money, the Vegas strip wouldn’t be much of an attraction but I’d sure love to see those Red Rocks for myself. In the mean time, your fabulous photos are sure the next best thing.

  10. Rose Cottrill

    May 16, 2012 at 4:02 am

    These are stunning shots.

    R is for RED, come and see.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  11. Chrissy Brand

    May 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

    How wonderful- that red is stunning- a perfect Rs for today 😉 I have happy memories of visiing Nevada years ago.

    Chrissy from Manchester: Rolls Royce started in Manchester Mancunian Wave

  12. Luna Miranda

    May 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    this place is amazing! the first 2 photos look like an ad campaign for a car, they should be in a travel magazine.

  13. Photoblogista

    May 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Beautiful spot and not that far away from here. You should try to visit Arches National Park one day…I really like the first shot…it certainly grabs you!

    • ewok1993

      May 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Arches is in my wish list.

  14. TheChieftess

    May 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Beautiful red rock!!!

  15. JM

    May 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I would love to visit Nevada. These are some fabulous shots!

  16. Hannah Gosselin

    May 20, 2012 at 1:54 am

    SO pretty! Yet another to add to my lists of must visit! Great photos!


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