The Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon is one of the most significant rock art sites in North America. It is in a remote area of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. A trip there requires plenty of preparation, plus the equipment and willingness to drive a 30-mile gravel road to the trailhead. Once there, you’ll need to hike down through the slick rock, which contains a few high drop-offs into the canyon. It is a moderately strenuous hike of about 6.5 miles roundtrip with an elevation loss/gain of about 800 feet at the beginning and that much to climb back up at hike’s end.
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Grand Canyon National Park is visited by nearly 5 million people a year, and not surprisingly, many complain that it’s crowded. But you don’t have to endure that because the vast majority of those millions gaze upon the canyon from its South Rim. Those who choose the North Rim get much more elbow room.
LEGENDS TRYOUTS PLANNED AUG. 26, 27
From hiking to cruises, View Neighborhood Newspapers explores activities available at nearby Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PLANS JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER OPEN HOUSE
It used to be that outdoor enthusiasts went into the wilderness to unplug. Now, most want to stay plugged in to their electronic devices as long as they can.
Three players from the west side of the valley are making waves in tennis. Summerlin-area resident Kimberly Yee recently received the Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award, the nation’s highest junior tennis award, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, while valley tennis players William Elmore and McKay Novak each were awarded $10,000 scholarships.
TENNIS COACHES’ WORKSHOP SCHEDULED
Hannah Newmaker’s voice quivered as she delivered a speech at the White Horse Youth Ranch’s gala event July 19 in Las Vegas. Nearly 70 people rose in a standing ovation, fueling Hannah’s confidence to finish.
Cowabunga Bay Water Park, 900 Galleria Drive, opened July 4 and has provided residents with a fun way to beat the heat, according to general manager Shane Huish.
A visit to Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a feast for the eyes and soul. There, you will find sheer red sandstone cliffs rising 1,000 feet above the fertile farmland of the canyons, where prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan ruins and hundreds of other archaeological sites dot the landscape. People have lived there nearly 5,000 years; it is believed to be the longest continuous occupancy of any site on the Colorado Plateau.
Football season is coming. And, to celebrate the return of pro football to our TV screens, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is again compiling a directory of valley bars that cater to fans of individual NFL teams.
The LV Neon 97 brought home first place in the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup July 13 in Greenville, S.C., in the under 17 boys category. This is the first time a Las Vegas team has won first place in the tournament. The team is coached by Jorge A. Lorza and Jose Perez.
Perched among the tops of pine trees blanketing Onyx Peak, I stand on a metal platform. There’s no way down the platform nested on a single, steel trunk. No stairs. No ladder. But there is a way down.
A new ice skating program at the SOBE Ice Arena at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive, is not only allowing kids to learn a new skill but is enabling them to come out of their shells through performance.
Finding outdoor activities for children during the sweltering summer can be difficult, so the Henderson View explores two indoor playground facilities in Henderson.
CAMP SILVER PINES REGISTRATION OPEN
Communities throughout Cerca country boast fairs and festivals filled with food, music and fun family activities during August.
What brings together a competitive and all-inclusive sport for youth and economic benefits to Las Vegas?
It’s time for Las Vegas to cowboy up and prepare for some western fun. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association plans its Scully Western U.S. Championships from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 with night events from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
CAMP SILVER PINES REGISTRATION OPEN
Nevada is home to 23 state parks, the majority with only one unique feature. But Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is in a class of its own, as it features not only a well-preserved historic mining town but also remains of the ancient ichthyosaur (pronounced ICK-thee-o-saur), our state fossil.
What Coach Danny Stone tells them to do — his British accent makes it sound like actor Jude Law is barking out orders — they do.