The massive pink granite dome rising above Central Texas has drawn people for thousands of years. But there’s more at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area than just the dome. The scenery, rock formations, and legends are magical, too!
When humans first inhabited the area 12,000 years ago, Enchanted Rock was seen as a strange structure from a supernatural world.
It creaked, it groaned, and it flickered with supposed “ghost fires,” which was enough to make native tribes think the now-beloved dome was haunted and inhabited by the devil himself, according to an article by Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine.
Even without the spirits, Sharon Mosher, the dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas, told TPWD that Enchanted Rock is “a spectacular granite” because it contains a special mixture of minerals.
From its convergent beginnings to its stunning views, Enchanted Rock has always been a draw for explorers, scientists, hikers and adventurists alike.
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