La Madre Springs
La Madre Springs trail starts at the Willow Springs Picnic Area, it follows the White Rock Loop Trail and then splits onto the La Madre Spring Trail.
The La Madre Springs Trail runs up a canyon with red and white sandstone cliffs on one side and 230 million year old limestone mountains on other. The springs flow from the base of La Madre Mountain into a dam built in the 1960s. The spring which runs year round provide a habitat for marsh vegetation and a critical water source for wildlife, and create a unique microhabitat for tree frogs, hummingbirds and a variety of plants that can survive nowhere else in this desert.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: Over one million people each year come to experience Red Rock Canyon’s 195,819 acres of desert beauty, towering sandstone cliffs and abundant wildlife. Scramble across fossilized sand dunes, climb sheer rock walls, or just enjoy the scenic beauty along the road. Rock climbers always dot the cliffs in this world-class climbing area.