Monday, July 31, 2006

That's a great POGI

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The Colorado Geologic Survey calls these "POGIs." They're points of geologic interest, and there are plenty of them in the Pikes Peak region. Think Garden of the Gods, the Paint Mines, Cave of the Winds. The CGS has compiled a list of the state's best POGIs in their most recent magazine, "Rock Talk." The list is comprehensive, but it missed a few of our favorite smaller geologic features:
++ Window Rock, a natural arch above Shelf Road south of Cripple Creek (pictured above).
++ Dome Rock, a perfectly named dome between Cripple Creek and Florissant.
++ Balanced Rock, again perfectly named, in Garden of the Gods.
++ The hoodoos that stand sentinal in Palmer Park.

Can you think of any others? Let us know.

1 comment:

Zen said...

There is a little known and fantastic collection of red rocks and walls just east of the Red Rocks Group Campground north of Woodland Park.

Here is a link to a trailhead description and photos -