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Skull Rock is a super cool and slightly bizarre rock formation in the shape of a giant skull. Rock formations like these can take hundreds of years to form, so enjoy the art that decades have sculpted. Make sure to keep an eye out for snakes as you hike along the path. You can continue along the Skull Rock Nature Trail to further explore the area.

On the Road: Skull Rock is located about 20 feet from the parking lot.

Family Friendly: Easy access for kids.

Gem Type: Rock Formation

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Isaac Bozeman

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