7.9 miles: 11 minutes
The Red Rock Scenic Byway is a short drive, but it is long on breathtaking panoramas. Scenic overlooks provide ample photo ops along SR 179. The semi-arid topography is the base for giant striped monoliths that seem to change color with each passing cloud or ray of sunshine. From bright red to pale sand, most of the rock is sedimentary and constantly eroding and changing shape.