Christmas Eve at Red Rock Canyon

 

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just outside Las Vegas is my favorite Las Vegas-area destination. We stopped by on Wednesday afternoon of Christmas Eve for a quick drive around the 13-mile long scenic loop, when I captured this view from one of my favorite vista points.

A snow storm closed the entire 13-mile scenic drive loop the following day.

What happens here only happens here. #LasVegas

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Las Vegas announced a new advertising slogan, “What happens here only happens here.”

It reminded me of my last visit to the gritty downtown Las Vegas in 2017, when I made this photograph.  It’s hard to imagine finding this scene anywhere else on the planet. The new ad slogan works.