Thursday, May 24, 2007

Red Rock Canyon

BLUE DIAMOND, NV

A very wide two-lane road with equally wide shoulders, it was only 10 miles from Las Vegas but could have been 100. I found McGhies Blue Diamond Bikes which rented Trek Bikes. 

I asked the owner how to get to Red Rock Canyon. The bike didn't have a computer. He simply sized me up and said ride for 30 minutes then turn left. At 8 miles or 16 miles per hour, mostly climbing, he was right.

The road turned up and my breathing labored. I was surprised to see that the scenic road within the park was almost a mile high.

It made for a nice downhill ride going back. I saw two wild burrows, or I saw the same one twice. Not sure. But it's a great way to spend a day in Vegas.


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