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2012 Weekly Awards Readers' Choice

[Readers' Choice]

Best Outdoor Experience: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Ominous clouds roll into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on West Calico Basin Road on Sunday, July 3, 2011.
Photo: Kristin Donaldson

Even with the housing developments that ruined a once-pretty drive and the throngs of tourists jamming the parking lots and crawling all over the rocks, Red Rock remains an incredibly beautiful landscape with plenty of trails, flora, fauna and vistas, right in our backyard. Seventeen miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on State Route 159.

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