15 Rock Formations in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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15 Rock Formations to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Antelope CanyonAntelope Canyon, Arizona 86040, USA

Antelope Canyon is a popular location for photographers and sightseers and a source of tourism business for the Navajo Nation. It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon (or The Crack), and Lower Antelope Canyon (or The Corkscrew). Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone due to flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes.

Bell RockBell Rock, Arizona 86351, USA

Bell Rock is a popular landmark and tourist attraction just north of the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, south of Sedona in Yavapai County. With an elevation at its summit of 4,919 feet. People claim that Bell Rock is a "vortex"  making it a popular tourist destination and place of meditation.

Cathedral RockCathedral Rock, Arizona 86351, USA

Cathedral Rock is a natural sandstone butte on the Sedona skyline and one of the most-photographed sights in Arizona. The rock formation is located in the Coconino National Forest in Yavapai County. This trail is a popular short, steep ascent from the Back O' Beyond trailhead to the saddle points or "gaps" in Cathedral Rock

Fossil FallsFossil Falls, California, USA

A unique geological feature created by the volcanic activity in the mountain range, along with meltwater from glaciers in the nearby Sierra Nevada.

Hopi PointGrand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

Located just two miles from the famous Bright Angel Trailhead, Hopi Point is routinely one of the most visited stops along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Here you will be able to see numerous iconic rock formations in the distance, as well as a variety of bodies of water rushing on the floor of the canyon below.

Horseshoe BendPage, AZ 86040, USA

Horseshoe Bend is where the Colorado River makes a giant sweeping horseshoe shaped bend in the canyon. It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from a parking area just off U.S. Route 89 within southwestern Page.

Jumbo Rocks CampgroundTwentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

Campground surrounded by large boulders and rock formations for which the Joshua Tree National Park is well known for.

Mastodon PeakMastodon Peak, California, USA

Hiking trail through an old mine, three mile hike to the peak offers panoramic views of south eastern side of Joshua Tree National Park.

Mogollon RimMogollon Rim, Arizona 85541, USA

The Rim is an escarpment defining the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Its central and most spectacular portions are characterized by high cliffs of limestone and sandstone, namely the Kaibab Limestone and Coconino Sandstone cliffs. Mogollon Rim provides breathtaking views overlooking an expansive forest of pine trees.

Oak Creek CanyonSedona, AZ 86336, USA

Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful spots in the state. Here is where people come to interact with Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful spots in the state. Here is where people come to interact with nature and its wonders, and where people come to get away from the busy city life with the goal of ultimate relaxation. The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its scenic beauty.and its wonders, and wher

Raven Rocks TrailheadBluemont, VA 20135, USA

Raven Rocks are a spur of Blue Ridge Mountain. It is formed by the drainage gorges of Rocky Branch Creek to the north and Raven Rocks Creek to the south on the mountains western watershed. The formation is often referred to as the rollercoaster by Appalachian Trail hikers as the trail undulates between these spurs and hollows along the western face of the mountain along this stretch of the ridge.

South Kaibab TrailS Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

The South Kaibab Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona. It’s a great trail for beginners and those looking to experience the canyon without too much of a commitment. The trail begins at the south rim of the Grand Canyon and leads to the Colorado River, the South Kaibab Trail follows a ridge out to Skeleton Point allowing for 360-degree views of the canyon.

Vermilion Cliffs National MonumentMarble Canyon, AZ 86036, USA

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in Arizona, immediately south of the Utah state line. The Vermilion Cliffs are steep eroded escarpments consisting primarily of sandstone, siltstone, limestone, and shale which rise as much as 910 m above their bases. These sedimentary rocks have been deeply eroded for millions of years, exposing hundreds of layers of richly colored rock strata.

Waiʻānapanapa State ParkWaianapanapa, Hana, HI 96713, USA

Waiʻanapanapa means “glistening fresh water” in the Hawaiian language, referring to nearby fresh water streams and sparkling pools.The park has seabird colonies, lava tubes, blowholes, freshwater caves, and a natural stone arch.

Walnut Canyon National Monument3 Walnut Canyon Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, USA

Walnut Canyon National Monument preserves some of the Southwest’s earliest history, these incredible ruins are shockingly intact and preserved by the park service for anyone to enjoy. There are 25 cliff dwelling rooms constructed by the Sinagua, a pre-Columbian cultural group that lived in Walnut Canyon from about 1100 to 1250 CE.