Distance 2.4 miles; Average time: 1.5hrs; Difficulty: MODERATE

Hike along this trail to see the intersection of great and colorful geologic eras. Sixty million to 65 million years ago, the Pacific and North American continental plates got into a shoving match. The conflict pushed up the Sierra Nevada mountains to the west. The same force pushed the deep limestone layers up and over the sand dunes in what is now Red Rock Canyon.

Click here for the georeferenced trail map (red line).

Click here for more information about the Keystone Thrust formation provided by the Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology.

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