February 3, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Sandstone Cross-bedding in Red Rock Canyon

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A view of Red Rock Canyon, circa 2005.

A view of Red Rock Canyon, circa 2006.

This week’s Monday Geology Picture is a pretty shot that was taken several years ago in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which is located just outside of Las Vegas. If you ever visit Las Vegas, I highly recommend making a trek out to Red Rocks– it’s a short drive away from the casinos and is a nice escape from the gaudy and glitzy Las Vegas strip. Also, you can see some very impressive sandstone cross-bedding, such as the bedding shown in the picture above.