Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

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Calico Basin, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon is located just 17 miles from the strip. Who knew there was so much nature near so much debauchery? Its proximity to a big city means it gets busy (four million visitors per year!). Because of this, we weren’t able to go the scenic drive through the park (which is timed, reservation…

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Valley of fire is 40,000 acres of red sandstone swirled together with grey and tan sandstone. Native Americans carved into the sandstone 2,000 years ago, marking their territory on huge boulders, next to arches and 150,000 million year old petrified wood. This is another place with a sign off the 15 freeway that we have…

Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge State Park is two hours from Great Basin National Park when headed to Las Vegas. We stopped here for the Moon Caves. Moon Caves are actually dramatic slot canyons, some of them over a hundred feet tall, created from the erosion of millions of year old bentonite clay, the remnants of an ancient…

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