Enchanted Rock Photos

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this little visitor wanted my snowcone at the end of the trail (Photo by jimmy peace)
painted buntings
a painted bunting getting a drink (Photo by jimmy peace)
moss lake
at the primitive areas behind the rock (Photo by jimmy peace)
from echo canyon looking up
one of the sides of the rock (Photo by jimmy peace)
vernal pond
just one of many ponds on top (Photo by jimmy peace)
Enchanted Rock
Morning son at the top of Enchanted Rock (Photo by oliverd)
cave entrance
entrance to the cave on the back side (Photo by jimmy peace)
split rock
more oddities (Photo by jimmy peace)
square rock
just one of the oddities (Photo by jimmy peace)
Big and small
In between looking at really huge pink boulders and hills, take some time to look at tiny things--Enchanted Rock hosts a surprisingly diverse range of small, strange organisms, from lichen to spikemosses to minute freshwater shrimp. (Photo by plectrudis)
Massive pink granite dome
Massive pink granite dome - though it's really more puce than pink, but I suppose "puce granite" doesn't sound as nice. This whole region is strewn with huge, improbably round granite boulders--such a strange and beautiful landscape. (Photo by plectrudis)
Fascinating vernal pools are tiny oases
One of the many tiny vernal pools on Enchanted Rock, home to rare endemic fairy shrimp and quillworts, among other organisms (Photo by plectrudis)
Enchanted Rock and Turkey Peak
As seen from the Loop Trail just before Frog Pond. (Photo by heatharcadia)
I came along this large block of quarts while on the trail between Turkey Peak and Freshman Mountain. It glistened in the sunlight. (Photo by heatharcadia)
Here you can see some of the thin the exfoliation layers along with slick spots where water runs down the rock. (Photo by heatharcadia)
Freshman Mountain
Enchanted Rock proper gets the most attention, but the surrounding hills are also fun hikes. Freshman Mountain had some cool rock formations and I ran into a group of technical rock climbers here. (Photo by heatharcadia)
Entrance to the cave
This is on the backside of Enchanted Rock proper. (Photo by heatharcadia)
Panorama from the top
It was cloudy and a bit drizzly when I arrived, but as you can see from this picture a clearing line was making its way over the area. After my first hour here the ky cleared and it was a gorgeous day! (Photo by heatharcadia)
Trail around the base.
The trail around the base is good in its own right. (Photo by Eveline)
View from on top. (Photo by Eveline)
Coming down
It is easier going up then coming down. (Photo by Eveline)
Neat bridge
This was near the end of our loop. (Photo by Eveline)
One More Interesting Rock
This rock "bridge" was very interesting. (Photo by Blaze)
Another Interesting Rock
Another interesting rock/boulder. (Photo by Blaze)