Seeing things

25 rock formations that resemble something else

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

Roam around America's parks, especially in the West, and you'll see rock formatons that look like sculptures of various things. No, I'm not talking about ships or structures - towers, teepees, cathedrals, castles, and the like - that's a little too easy. I'm referring to more complex forms, like animals, people, and common objects.

 

Here are 25 photos showcasing some of the more interesting rock formations I've encountered over the years. Go outside ... and bring your imagination!

Elephant Rock - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Elephant Rock - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

 

Monkey Face - Smith Rock State Park, Oregon

Monkey Face - Smith Rock State Park, Oregon

 

Duck on a Rock - Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Duck on a Rock - Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

 

Kissing Camels - Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Kissing Camels - Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

The Three Penguins - Arches National Park, Utah

The Three Penguins - Arches National Park, Utah

 

Camel's Head - Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Camel's Head - Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

 

Turtle Rock - Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

Turtle Rock - Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

 

Sheep Rock - Arches National Park, Utah

Sheep Rock - Arches National Park, Utah

 

Duck on a Rock - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Duck on a Rock - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

Lion's Tail - Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Lion's Tail - Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

 

Cardinal Rock - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Unnamed (Cardinal Rock?) - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Reference: Arizona Cardinals logo

 

Queen Victoria - Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Queen Victoria - Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

 

Three Gossips - Arches National Park, Utah

Three Gossips - Arches National Park, Utah

 

Washer Woman - Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Washer Woman - Canyonlands National Park, Utah

 

Lady in the Bathtub - Valley of the Gods, Utah

Lady in the Bathtub - Valley of the Gods, Utah

 

Queen Nefertiti - Arches National Park, Utah

Queen Nefertiti - Arches National Park, Utah

Reference: bust of Nefertiti

 

Punch and Judy - Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Punch and Judy - Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Reference: Punch and Judy

 

Face Rock - Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon

Face Rock - Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon

The face looks up toward 2 o'clock

 

Picasso Face - Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

Picasso Face - Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado

Reference: Portrait of Sabartes by Picasso

 

Scull Rock - Joshua Tree National Park, California

Skull Rock - Joshua Tree National Park, California

 

West Mitten Butte - Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona

West Mitten Butte - Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona

 

Beehives - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Beehives - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

 

Coffee Pot Rock - Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Coffee Pot Rock - Coconino Natonal Forest, Arizona

 

Hamburger Rock - Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

Hamburger Rock - Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

Piano Rock - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Piano Rock - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

 

 

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