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The city of Las Vegas is certainly surrounded by a lot of natural beauty - with Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area being one of the most popular places to visit and get outside and into the wild a bit. The Mountain’s Edge community is located in zip code 89178 and is home to Storage Durango Blue Diamond, where we are situated in an ideal location to reach the wild just outside the city. If you live in the Mountain’s Edge area or surrounding neighborhoods, our storage facility is perfectly located for your convenience in accessing all your needed hiking gear when planning your trek to Red Rock Canyon.
Parts of Red Rock Canyon can be seen from the Mountain’s Edge Community - the National Conservation Area hosts many hiking trails and other recreation, a scenic drive to the visitors center, and plenty of wildlife you’ll see roaming. It’s only a short 10 minute drive from Mountain’s Edge to the entrance of the Conservation Area and the drive beyond that to the visitors center is scenic and enjoyable, passing by Bonnie Springs, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, and Calico Basin on your way. You can, however enter the area from the opposite side, taking mainly city roads, although that would leave you with a shorter scenic drive.
There are many different varied skill and endurance level hikes to venture out into at Red Rock Canyon. A very popular trail which requires moderate effort but isn’t too long is the Calico Tanks Trail. The hike is about 2.2 miles where you’ll travel through sandstone rocks to a hidden pond and make your way up to see a beautiful perspective of the city of Las Vegas.
Lost Canyon, or Children’s Discovery Trail is another popular hiking trail to take and it even offers a glimpse at petroglyphs and takes you down some stone stairs. If your timing is right seasonally, you might be able to see a waterfall on this hike as well (winter - spring). It isn’t the easiest hike, more of moderate difficulty but the distance is quick at only .75 mile.
Of geological importance, the Keystone Trust Trail offers views of its namesake’s result. The Keystone Thrust occurred when two continental plates collided and forcefully pushed together to bring about Red Rock Canyon itself. While hiking on this trail, you’ll see magnificent views throughout the entire hike, but you’ll also catch a glimpse at the place of convergence on the historical geologic event.
The wildlife in Red Rock Conservation Area is unique and interesting to learn more about. The area is home to many different species of animal as well as plant. You’ll have the opportunity to see wild growing cacti like the prickly pear and yucca plants. You may get to catch a glimpse of a mule deer or a zebra-tailed lizard if you're lucky.
It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the surroundings you’re entering to help you gain an understanding of how to identify different forms of wildlife. Resources are readily available to you by Red Rock Canyon through their - Red Rock Canyon: A - Z guide. You can learn more details about the wildlife, historic significance, and preparation of what to expect on your hikes.
The Conservation Area hosts frequent educational events that locals can partake in throughout the year. You can attend different tabletop readings and events to learn about everything from different animal species of Nevada to book signings and hikes.
In the upcoming months, join others at Red Rock Canyon for a campfire talk - on October 16, 2018 you could attend a talk about Stories from the Southwest. Hear about early desert life and learn more about the area while taking in the surroundings of Red Rock Canyon Campground.
If you are very new to the idea of hiking in the desert and are not sure you feel prepared to venture into the outdoors, you can attend the upcoming October 24, 2018 event called “Introducing the Desert Walk.” You’ll be walked through all the most common questions and answers and help you with any of your own. You’ll leave ready to take on your first hiking trail in the desert.
Mountain’s Edge is a great area of town if you are partial to visiting Red Rock Canyon and the surrounding parks and wildlife areas. With easy access and a beautiful journey to get there, its central location is the perfect way to stay close to both nature and the city. Conveniently located near Mountain’s Edge, Storage Durango Blue Diamond can be your go-to self storage facility for all the gear and equipment you use seasonally. As a smart way to keep your home storage functional and tidy, consider moving your recreational equipment to a storage unit during off-seasons. However, our facilities are easily accessible, so stopping in and grabbing your gear is simple.
What is your favorite part about Red Rock Conservation Area? With so much wildlife just a short drive away, our community in Las Vegas is lucky to have the opportunity so near. At Storage Durango Blue Diamond, we provide our customers with everything they might need for storage in Las Vegas. From equipment like rental trucks and dollies to storage units and moving boxes, you can find everything you need at our storage facility. Contact us today for availability and sizing options to get started.
September 19, 2018
At Storage Durango Blue Diamond our services cover more than just storage units for rental. We definitely provide an excellent option for self storage in Las Vegas - our facilities are clean, well-maintained, and are easy to access. But in addition to storage units, there are a number of other products or services that we offer to assist you with your needs. If you are moving or planning a move, we can be a great source for many of the items you’ll need, all in one easy place to find it all. We focus on providing people with everything they’ll need to make the move as smooth as possible. While many people utilize a storage unit during their move, we can also provide you with the following services:
Our facility is a provider of Uhaul trucks for rental - helping make your move easier if you’re in the Mountain’s Edge area. You can contact us to make a truck reservation and pick it up at our location on the day you’ll need it. You can learn more about Uhaul trucks and some tips about how to best use them to get the job done right. If you need to transport your car with you in the move, you can also rent an auto transport or tow dolly to tow behind your truck. Just make sure to check in with us on availability in advance of when you need the rentals.
In addition to Uhaul trucks and trailers, we also offer different rental supplies like dollies to manage all your heavy items. Consider the items you’re planning to move and the resources at your disposal. It might make sense to have multiple dollies for a quicker or more efficient loading and unloading of your truck. You may need a standard dolly, or potentially a more heavy-duty capable dolly.
Moving supplies are very important to ensure you keep your precious items cared for during transit. Taking the time to prepare things and pack things appropriately can save you a lot of time and make things a lot smoother during the move. At Storage Durango Blue Diamond, you can get everything you need for your move in one place. We’ve got many different sizes and styles of moving boxes to suit your needs. In addition to the boxes, you can pick up a whole moving kit complete with different sized boxes, glass packing boxes, dish boxes, two sizes of bubble wrap, tape, marker, and a box cutter. Ensure you have enough packing paper or bubble wrap secure and fill each box. Make it a single trip and pick up the rest of the supplies you’ll need to make things easy.
When you move, you don’t always consider every aspect of the project, and it can be helpful to know about some additional options you have to make your move as simple as possible. Instead of attempting to wrap any delicate chairs or your couch, we sell chair and couch covers to be used in your move. Any time you can gain in the packing and moving process helps, so utilize these covers and you’ll keep things safe as well. Your mattress is one of the larger items to be transported, and if you make sure you have a mattress cover, it will be much more effective than plastic wrap and you’ll have a better chance things won’t be damaged.
Planning ahead during your move is always the smartest way to get things done right - and quickly. Pick up some categorized tape for the boxes at our storage facility - they are labeled with room names or types, as well as color coded to make things easier to sort visually. We also feature some larger items like sheets of wrapping paper or larger rolls of plastic wrap for securing items in bubble wrap.
If you are moving into somewhere with new flooring, you might want to be prepared with furniture pads and small pads for the bottoms of your couch legs, chair legs, or anything that might get dragged across fresh floors. It is easier to pick up extra and have them ready to go then to deal with repairing the scratches later down the road.
Be sure to pick up a disc lock if you are using one of our storage units and keep things secure. And you may have a need for ratchet straps - they work great for securing larger items on the inside of the rental trucks to hold things in place and keep them from shifting too much in the cargo area.
Our facility also offers parking spaces for RVs, trucks, and boats to be stored on-site. The spaces are covered and have ample space - up to 40 feet, and can be used for anything from your jet-skis to your motorhome. You can access our facilities from 7AM - 9PM and we provide fantastic ease of access. Just type in your access code to enter and get to your truck or trailer.
What are your moving plans? If you’re getting started on your move and are ready to start moving forward with your organizational plans, contact Storage Durango Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. We can provide everything from the moving supplies and tools you’ll need to make the move, to the space to rent and house your belongings. We can help recommend the right moving supplies for your need and provide tips and advice to make your move an easy one. Inquire about our spaces for truck, RV, or boat storage if you need a large space to keep a prized possession when not in use.
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August 24, 2018