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Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado, USA
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Garden of the Gods is a city park, just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Balanced rocks are relatively common geologic phenomena, but few of them are as accessible as this one on the main road into the Park. The towering, sandstone spires are a Registered Natural Landmark and are surrounded by 15 miles of trails. The Park includes some very popular technical rock climbing. The Park contains bedded sandstone, conglomerates and limestone that have been tilted into a vertical position by the mountain building forces that created the nearby Pikes Peak massif. The sandstone is filled with fossils of marine life, plants and dinosaurs. The largest sandstone formation, Gateway Rock, rises to 320 feet. The two formations in this panorama are Steamboat rock and Balanced rock. Mule deer, bighorn sheep, and fox live in the Park and surrounding area and the Park is also home to more than 130 species of birds including white-throated swifts, swallows and canyon wrens.
Copyright: James L. Tanner
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Загружена: 22/06/2012
Обновлено: 03/09/2014
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