With photography and hike done, we returned to the car with every intention of going back to Vegas. As were driving away, we were enjoying the same scenery we saw on the way in.
Then we saw this sign and thought it was an interesting sign and we better investigate what this weeping rock is all about.
We got lucky because this trail is another short one, although it climbs up a bit.
The end of the trail gets you face to face with the weeping rock.
Weeping Rock is an alcove cut by water into the cliff. Water seeps from the cliff and falls like tears, forming a curtain across the front of the alcove. Hanging gardens of delicate plants cling to the cliff face. The trail leads into the alcove, behind the curtain of water, where it is cool even on the hottest summer day.
It's tough to photograph the dripping water, but can you see from this angle?
From up there you can enjoy the scenery especially the spectacular Great White Throne.
There was time to stop at the visitor center and browse then it was time to go back to Vegas just in time for dinner. We were in a hurry because we made reservations for 7 PM.
On the way out we saw deer roaming and grazing about freely.
And the following photos are the shots I took on the drive back to Vegas.
The sights of red rocks and navajo sandstones simply make me happy.
Looks like a good stop to make, has gift shop.
It is getting late.
Beautiful hues, we're still driving.
Lousy picture I know, but the twinkling of lights signal that we're in Vegas, or thereabouts.
We did miss our reservation time, but I called to say we were running late. We eventually made it to dinner 1.5 hour later.
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