Lying low on
in its northwest corner, is this giant cavern-like opening, or grotto. This place
was a ceremonial site, or sacred site, for the ancient people who once lived in the Valley of
the Sun. Hohokam
Rocks here ( / sandstone conglomerate) are mostly members of the middle
Camel's Head Formation, but some of the underlying Tertiary (~1.7 billion year old) Precambrian
appears to be visible also. granite
Once within it, the ceiling hovers 40 or 50 feet (12m - 15m) over your head,
and the view to the north includes other peaks of the , as well as some nearby
weirdly-shaped rocks. Phoenix Mountains
You can read more about this place in my FREE, short
GeoStory, called " Landmark ".
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There are 7 views in this sequence -- this is scene #4.
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about why the landscape looks the way it does, or return to the map of
"The Rocks of the Valley of the Sun" for more view locations.
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