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Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Below and west of Inspiration Point, thousands of pillars, posts, columns and balanced rocks line the canyon walls of Upper Rhyolite Canyon in Chiricahua National Monument. Rhyolite ash spewing from a volcano 27 million years ago laid the foundation for these formations.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Balanced beside Heart of Rocks Trail in Chiricahua National Monument, Pinnacle Rock appears to defy gravity. This is one of the numerous named-formations along this section of the park.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Weighing hundreds of tons, lichen encrusted Duck on a Rock formation sits perched along Heart of Rocks Trail, one of the highlights of a visit to Chiricahua National Monument.