From this perspective it’s not possible. In the photos, roughly left and down a bit of centre is about where the canyon actually is. To get to it, you must pay Uncle Sam the entry fee since this area is under the jurisdiction of the BLM. I forget how much it is, I used to have a yearly pass too…
The entire twelve mile, one way only road was repaved a couple years or so ago so it’s a nice ride with wonderful views. Along your way you’ll know when you get to the canyon, trust me. It’s a huge gash in Earth’s skin! If you have the time when visiting Las Vegas, head out there, it’s worth the time.
Just take Charleston Boulevard west and you’ll drive right to the park entrance. 🌵🌴
The beauty of our Mojave Desert surrounds Las Vegas!
Go right ahead, put your hand inside this cacti! Yowzaaaaa!!! 😂
This big and tall fella was parked in a roundabout at Sunset Park the other day. The Saguaro cactus seems to do very well here in Las Vegas regardless of this desert not being it’s native habitat. For that matter, every palm tree here in Las Vegas is also not a native specie either. This has pissed off a group of people but guess what? Good luck getting them removed, folks. This must be yet another crazy group of tree huggers pissing and moaning…
Dark, dank and dangerous is this dark Joshua Tree, lurking somewhere in the Mojave Desert waiting to penetrate your body with it’s hundreds of deathly sharp tines! Be careful where you roam!
It’s a fourteen mile drive to the valley floor from the top of Lee Canyon, or close to that anyway. It’s interesting to watch the types of vegetation change as you descend the mountain slope, the Joshua Trees seem to populate at and below 4000 feet as do the Yucca. Then come the Creosote bushes and so on, the variety becomes much more Mojave Desert and less Alpine altitudes vegetation. And that temperature change, whooa!!! From 69 degrees to 101 degrees in a few short miles. 🔥🌴🌵
Yes, Vividity is actually a word. Once again I reworked this photo by adding much more colour to it, what do you think? Overkill? Overdone! I added a whole lot of vividity!!
Agave’ is a beautiful desert plant, beware those gnarly spikes, they will bite you!
One from sometime last year at the Red Rock Overlook, such a gorgeous view!
Here’s a rework of an older desert photo from just outside Las Vegas last year, adding the red makes things look like you are on Mars or some planet in another galaxy. Desert hell!