Imagine giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. That’s what you’ll see at Elephant Rocks State Park. About 1.5 billion years ago, hot magma cooled forming coarsely crystalline red granite, which later weathered into huge, rounded boulders. Standing atop a granite outcrop, one of the largest elephant rocks, Dumbo, tops the scales at a whopping 680 tons!

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  • Enivea
    Eniveaalmost 6 years ago

    Anything with rocks gets me, and this is fabulous. Thanks for the description also.

  • It really is awesome, I am standing on top of a pink granite mountain that you can see is nearly as high as the surrounding hills. The whole thing is Pink Granite. Lot of tombstones here.

    – barnsis

  • Sheila  Pasket
    Sheila Pasketalmost 6 years ago

    I love to look at rocks!!! They are amazing, and intreging (sp). I have gotten Kloe addicted to them as well…oops :o)

  • Eyeleen
    Eyeleenalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful image, lighting and the formation is great!! hugs :-)

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 6 years ago

    wow, what a beautiful sight

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic photo

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    Very Cooool Byron!!! What State is this?

  • Southern Missouri, about 35 miles from my home.

    – barnsis

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 6 years ago

    COOL looks realy great !!!!!

  • TingyWende
    TingyWendealmost 6 years ago

    Wow! What a beautiful countryside. This is fantastic.

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonalmost 6 years ago

    this is a nice photo..

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizulevaabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful.

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