Date & Time:

Sunday 04/07/2024
8:30 am-10:00 am


Friends of Red Rock Canyon


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area


  • Hiking

Event Details

Hike with Tom on one of Red Rock Canyon’s most interesting geological features, the Keystone Thrust. We will see where the Cambrian limestone has moved on top of the younger Jurassic sandstone. You will be able to stand on the contact zone between these two periods in time. We will also see a cooking site used possibly as long as 1,000 years ago.

Make sure that you bring at least 1 liter of water per person for this hike. This hike will take about 1.5 hours and is rated as moderate. The hike will start and end at the trailhead at the White Rock Parking Lot.

Interpretive programs at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are a free public service. Advance registration at is required to attend this program. Additionally, a Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive Timed Entry reservation (available at or by calling 1-877-444-6777) is required.

When visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, it is important to dress accordingly for the weather. It is recommended to wear sunscreen, appropriate footwear, bring a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water. A comprehensive list of all Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Programs can be found at For questions about this program please call 702-515-5367.

Age limit: 9+.

Notes: No pets. 

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