Calico Hills Photos
The Calico Hills part of Red Rock offer great hiking, vistas, creative rock formations and small valleys
that you can isolate yourself in. Away from the Wilson Cliffs, the Calico
Hills are a little windier than the canyons at Red Rock.
Wind erosion is evident here. Brisk winds can blow in from any
direction sweeping the
rocks clean and shape them into unique formations. This area has definite
boundaries in the types and colors of the rocks.
Some limestone's are mixed in with the sandstone but mostly there are thousands of shades of
yellow and red in the sandstones that completely surround you. Sometimes
right next to each other. How the colors were
swirled around like that is how to image considering that what we see is
the result of millions of years of twisting, pulling and bending of the
vista's are outstanding. The higher you climb along the trail the more you
see that the Calico Hills are not canyon like at all. They are just part
of a large outcrop that was exposed by erosion. By the wind.
It's hard to get all the different vista's and perspectives that are
available from the high
places in this area into a few photos. Sometimes
it is enough just to open people's eyes to what they can see.