The Red Rock Canyon State Park is situated along the southernmost edge of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which connects with the El Paso mountain range. Once home of the Kawaiisu Indians, the picturesque desert cliffs and rock formations have served as landmarks for freight wagons and a haven for the survivors of the infamous Death Valley trek during the late 1800s. Today, the Red Canyon State Park, which is located some 120 miles just outside the city of Los Angeles in California, has become a vital excavation site where paleontologists continue to discover remnants of plant and animal life of species that had once flourished on the earth. Each of the canyons found in the Red Canyon State Park offer visitors some of the most breathtaking sights they would ever encounter in this part of the country. With their dramatic shapes and spectacular colors, visitors enjoy looking at the sights as they trek through the numerous hiking and park trails on foot and bike. There are also a number of different equestrian trails that you could travel while on a horseback, providing you a feel of a lone cowboy living in the Wild West. At night, visitors can enjoy the great outdoors underneath the stars with its numerous camping grounds. Visitors have the option to choose from any of the developed camping sites in the Ricardo Compound, or trying to really live it rough in any of the 50 primitive camping sites scattered all over the park. Camping grounds here are filled really fast on a first-come, first-serve basis. As such, it would be a good idea to come to the park early and select a place where you can lay your head before exploring the park grounds.