Willow Spring is
located just past the halfway point on the Scenic Loop. If you like
picnics, outdoor barbecues and hiking, there is a
great spot. These
sites with a view. During the spring they are also near the water. This is a
beautiful oasis at the base off huge
sandstone cliffs. It is an idyllic spot lessened only by the huge crowds
which often find their way here.
If you can deal with crowds and get here early this is a great spot.
No less than 6 trails less originate or pass by this spot. It is located on the
north side of a huge wash that runs between Bridge Mountain and White Rock
Some of the feature include petroglyphs nearby, an Agave roasting pit and
the Lost Creek
Trail. This is a very pleasant area and the appeal is
obvious. With all the signs of prehistoric visitation, this place must
have appealed to people for a long time.
In the spring, because of al the water in the area, this spot also
attracts a lot of animals. If you keep your eyes open you might see rare
birds and other animals.
Red Rock Canyon is also considered one of the
premier bird watching places in Southern Nevada and this is probably one
of the best spots in Red Rock.
The best time to
go here is in the spring or the fall. In the spring there are flowering
trees, bushes and other plants.
There are a lot of places in Red Rock Canyon that have petroglyphs. This
is one of the most accessible places to see them. The petroglyphs in Red
Rock seem to be different to some degree to those which are found in the
of Fire. The petroglyphs at Red Rock are often associated
with springs and seasonal camping areas.
With any luck you will see a flock of these guys.
not really afraid of people
but they like to keep their distance. The birds come here for the water
and maybe a snack.
They are called "chukka's". They were imported from the
Pakistan area several decades ago. They grow to about 18 to 24 inches.
In the fall they like to forage in the undergrowth of trees. They are
amazing climbers using their wings to help them scale vertical cliffs
for dozens of feet.