This is a National Conservation area located on BLM land. It is located maybe 20 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. Instead of heading to the smoky casinos, we took a little drive.
I'm not sure how well you can see this plant (above). I loved the shape of it. No idea what it is.
Also loved the colors of the cacti. Not sure what makes them red like this. Sunburn? Cold temps? Drought?
How about the markings on these rocks we came across in the drainage? Caused by iron, but what a great pattern!
White Rocks area shown below.