|The City of rocks was formed when an ancient volcanic eruption
deposited a massive layer of ash.
Millions of years of erosion by wind and water sculpted the compacted ash, forming free-standing boulders, arches, and pathways almost like
city streets or alleys.
Campsites and picnic areas are scattered among the boulders, making this a great place to spend a day, or a week, wandering through the maze of pathways, hiking several trails, or just relaxing under a shade tree.
|Kids love it here, so
turn them loose to explore and climb among the rocks.
Teach them to be on the lookout for rattlesnakes, which are rarely seen and generally more afraid of us than we of them.