Another of the amazing rock formations in the beautiful Garden of the Gods, a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colarado, USA.

The outstanding geologic features of the park are the ancient sedimentary beds of red and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pikes Peak massif.

Evidence of past ages; ancient seas, eroded remains of ancestral mountain ranges, alluvial fans, sandy beaches and great sand dune fields can all be read in the rocks.

The name Colorado is said to come from the color of the sandstone.


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  • anaisnais
    anaisnaisover 6 years ago

    Wow, great picture giving an awesome sense of prospective! Well done!

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    Wonderful rock. I can see the strata and the people give perfect perspective. Beautiful coloured rock. Nature never ceases to amaze me. Fantastic capture.

  • wildrider58
    wildrider58over 6 years ago

    wow awesome

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueover 6 years ago

    totally awesome

  • It is such an amazing place with the red rocks and also some white ones. I’ve been very fortunate and seen a lot of places, but this one is pretty special.

    – Tom Gomez

  • moonstone
    moonstoneover 6 years ago

    awesome image

  • lareejc
    lareejcabout 6 years ago

    wow – what a beautiful rock and color! glad you caught the people too – that really adds to its enormity! I have relatives in Denver, Col.

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