Date & Time:Sunday 10/09/2022
Organizer:Southern Nevada Conservancy
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Happy National Fossil Week!
Red Rock Canyon was once covered by a tropical sea and supported marine life ranging from sponges to sharks! Join SNC’s Interpretive Naturalists as we kick off Fossil Week with a hike at Fossil Ridge, which is named for (you guessed it!) the many small trace fossils (sponges, seashells, tube worms, etc.) that are still found around the limestone ridgeline. The hike will be approximately 2.75 miles long and involves a 400ft climb to the ridge line. The descent will have loose rocks and a few step downs that are approximately 1ft in height. This hike is recommended for those who are sure-footed and have solid shoes with good grip. Hiking poles or walking sticks are also suggested.
Registration necessary/limited space. Call (702) 515-5367. Time of hike and meet up location will be given during registration.
Ages 12+. Bring 1 liter of water per mile per person and dress for the weather. There are no restrooms in the parking area.