Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Royalty-Free Stock Photo
Download Red Rock Canyon, Nevada stock image. Image of hill, rocky - 549761

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located just a few miles west of Las Vegas and encompasses 197,000 acres within the Mojave Desert.  Red Rock is an  area of world wide geologic interest and beauty. The most significant geologic feature of Red Rock Canyon is the Keystone Thrust Fault. A thrust fault is a fracture in the earth's crust where one rock plate is thrust horizontally over another. About 65 million years ago, it is believed that two of the earth's crustal plates collided with such force that part of one plate was shoved up and over younger sandstones. This thrust contact is clearly defined by the sharp contrast between the grey limestones and the red sandstones. The Keystone Thrust Fault extends from the Cottonwoood Fault (along the Pahrump Highway) 13 miles northward to the vicinity of La Madre Mountain, where it is obscured by more complex faulting.

ID 549761 © | Dreamstime.com
  • 2
  • 2002
  • 3
Designers Also Selected These Stock Photos
Yosemite mountains Royalty Free Stock ImageYosemite mountainsTurquoise lake in the mountains. Royalty Free Stock ImagesTurquoise lake in the mountains.Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska Royalty Free Stock PhotographyTracy Arm Fjord, AlaskaDesert landscape Stock PhotoDesert landscapeMaroon Valley (V) Royalty Free Stock ImagesMaroon Valley (V)Red Rock Canyon, Nevada Royalty Free Stock ImagesRed Rock Canyon, NevadaScenery at Yosemite National Park Royalty Free Stock PhotoScenery at Yosemite National ParkGrinnell Lake, Mt. Gould & Flowers Royalty Free Stock ImageGrinnell Lake, Mt. Gould & FlowersAndes Peaks Stock PhotographyAndes Peaks
More similar stock images of `Red Rock Canyon, Nevada`
Red rock canyon Nevada Stock ImageRed rock canyon NevadaRed rock canyon Nevada Stock PhotoRed rock canyon NevadaRed rock canyon Nevada Royalty Free Stock PhotosRed rock canyon NevadaFence Red rock canyon Nevada Royalty Free Stock ImageFence Red rock canyon NevadaRed rock canyon Nevada Royalty Free Stock ImageRed rock canyon NevadaRed rock canyon Nevada Stock PhotoRed rock canyon NevadaRed rock canyon Nevada Royalty Free Stock PhotoRed rock canyon NevadaBarrel cactus with scenic view of part of Red Rock Canyon Near Las Vegas, Nevada. Royalty Free Stock PhotoBarrel cactus with scenic view of part of Red Rock Canyon Near Las Vegas, Nevada.Moon over Red Rock Canyon, Nevada at sunrise Stock ImageMoon over Red Rock Canyon, Nevada at sunrise
More stock photos from Chee-onn Leong's portfolio
Red Rock Canyon, Nevada Stock PhotoRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Stock PhotosRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Royalty Free Stock PhotographyRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Royalty Free Stock PhotoRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Royalty Free Stock ImagesRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Stock PhotosRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Royalty Free Stock PhotographyRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Stock PhotosRed Rock Canyon, NevadaRed Rock Canyon, Nevada Stock ImagesRed Rock Canyon, Nevada
Extended licenses