We continue now with our photo tour of Red Rock Canyon.

 

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Driving along the loop road to the next stop we see more colors in the rock.

 

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A white color strata overlays the orange rock.

 

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Here we see this 2 color 2 layer rock from the road.

 

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With upthrusting at different times in the past, the older, gray colored rock in the distance is actually higher than the younger strata of orange and white rock in the foreground.

 

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A closer view with deep blue sky above.

 

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Another view showing the texture of the rock surface.

 

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On the trail and taking pictures.

 

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From below, amid some trees, we get this view.

 

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Interesting color and shadow in this view looking up.

 

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You can walk right up to and on to the rocks.

 

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The older dolomite in the distance was thrust up higher than the younger colored rocks in the foreground.

 

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Another image.  The gray peak is called Turtlehead Peak and rises to 6,323 feet.

 

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Interesting texture to the surfaces of these rock strata.

 

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A plaque telling of old quarry operations one hundred years ago.  Blocks were quarried and then hauled to the railroad for transport to the cities of California to be used in the facades of buildings.

 

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In the quarry area, looking north by northwest.

 

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In the quarry area, looking to the east.

 

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One last view of this colorful section of the national conservation area.

 

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. . . . . to be continued . . . . .

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