The locals would almost have you believe Red Rock Canyon is just a drive-through park with some scenic overlooks. Completely doable on a rare overcast day in Vegas, right? I also figured since there weren’t really any trails and I had errands in the morning — I’d just wear my jeans. Oops.
There were trails everywhere. I wanted to go hiking. But as the clouds cleared up, the 103 degrees felt like just that. I was going nowhere in those blue jeans.
I should know better than to discuss tourist destinations with locals. They never really know what they’ve go in their own back yard.
But now that I’m a local, I’ll have plenty of time to explore the canyon. In October. Meanwhile, here’s my favorite scene from the drive-through version…