Ten Eye-Catching Rock Formations in the American West

Over time the forces of nature have sculpted some pretty amazing and unusual shapes out of solid rock. Here in the Western United States, I’ve been fortunate enough to see and photograph several of these. Here are ten of the most impressive and unique.

Mexican Hat, Utah
Mexican Hat, Mexican Hat, UT
The Mittens
The Mittens, Monument Valley, AZ
Lady in a Tub - Valley of the Gods
Lady In A Tub, Valley of the Gods, UT
The Coffee Pot - Sedona
The Coffee Pot, Sedona, AZ
The Sphinx, Utah Route 12
The Sphinx, Red Canyon, UT
The Phallic, Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
The Phallic, Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
DeGaulle and His Troops, Valley of the Gods, UT
De Gaulle and His Troops, Valley of the Gods, UT
Thor's Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Thor’s Hammer, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Nameless Rock Formation, Cottonwood Canyon Rd., UT
The Horns, Cottonwood Canyon Rd., UT
Santa and Rudolf - Valley of the Gods, UT
Santa and Rudolf, Valley of the Gods, UT

Agree or disagree with my choices? Or do you have some of your own? I’d love to hear from you.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure Magazine. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a truck camper and Jeep enthusiast, and has owned and restored several Airstream travel trailers. He enjoys college football, hiking, travel, off-roading, photography, and fishing. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years and now works as a project manager for a major banking and security firm. He also does some RV consulting and RV inspections on the side.
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