Calico Basin is a colorful area tucked between the gray limestone La Madre Mountains to the north, the red sandstone Calico Hills to the west, and a desert ridge to the south. Three springs with permanent water emerge from the base of the red sandstone cliffs: Red Spring, Calico Spring, and Ash Spring. Water also runs in washes to the north and south of the springs during the winter months.
The water supports large cottonwood trees, ash trees, shrub live oak, honey mesquite, and Saltgrass meadows. Red Spring flows from a shallow tunnel in the rocks at the end of the road. The outflow from Red Spring also feeds a beautiful marshy grassland. © 2018 ; Art Style; landscape; Tags: calico basin, desert, mountains mountain, deserts, rocks, cliffs, arid, red rocks, red rocks nevada, frank wilson, desert scenery, hiking trail, hiking trails, nevada, nevada desert, nevada deserts, sandstone, valley of fire, rock outcropping, red sandstone, sandstone, cliffs, hikers, sky, clouds, desert plants, spring mountains, valley of fire, valley of fire nevada, beautiful desert, beautiful deserts; Media: photography; Materials: Photography. Original ID: _CG6K2zS4qN4cR4U
Nov 1, 2012