The village of Blue Diamond is located on the south end of Red Rock Canyon
This is a
small community that was established as a
company town in the 1940's. The company, which mines Gypsum, is still
active today and remains the villages principal employer. However, the
growth in the Southern Nevada area is what will fuel the future of this
It is a quite and nice little place to visit. Las Vegas which seems to be
getting closer all the time still has left this place relatively intact
and like it was in the past.
is shaded on almost every street. The trees are old and they
give the place a nice atmosphere.
It really does not seem like the desert, but it does seem like Red
The narrow, winding streets are reminiscent of a past when it
wasn't necessary to have broad, straight roads everywhere.
It gives the place a lot of appeal that hopefully will go
unnoticed by the crowds that are attracted to the Scenic Loop area
on the north end of Red Rock Canyon.
Blue Diamond has so far lucky to have escaped the type of development that
has made Las Vegas over-crowded.
With any luck, Blue Diamond not suffer from the over abundance of
visitors that find their way to other parts of Red Rock Canyon.