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(via Whistler Bike Park on Instagram: “Lower Whistler light speed. | #RideNowSleepLater #MTBbc | | Rider: @spencer_wight | | Photo: @ClintTrahan |”)

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Heading into the holiday weekend with beautiful new shots of Red Cliffs National Conservation Area in Utah.  Add Red Cliffs to your bucket list for rugged beauty and miles of trails – great for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.  #getoutdoors

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

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On this day in 1990, Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area.  

Red Rock Canyon – 195,819 acres located just 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip – is visited by more than one million people each year. A part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, Red Rock offers tourists a natural getaway with: a 13-mile scenic drive, more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing and mountain biking, horseback riding, picnic areas, and a visitor center complete with exhibit rooms and a book store.

CLICK HERE to plan your visit and access new interactive maps of the area.

All photos from annual BLM Nevada photo contests; click photos for photographers and descriptions.

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Enjoy signs of spring at the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area in Southwestern Utah, literally in the backyard of St. George. A part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, this 44,725-acre area provides important habitat to threatened desert tortoise and other species of concern. The conservation area’s 130 miles of non-motorized trails provide world-class recreational opportunities – especially hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding – while protecting crucial habitat.

Photos (taken this week) by Bob Wick, BLM.