— And here is another Balanced Rock, this time at Big Bend NP. You can find another Balanced Rock at Arches NP. As the main attraction and destination at Grapevine Hills trail, the Balanced Rock offers a beautiful and otherworldly view of the Chihuahuan desert in Big Bend. The trail is only an easy 2.2-mile (3.5 km) roundtrip. However, if you do want to reach the Balanced Rock, it will involve some rock climbing. Once at the top, you can walk around the structure and appreciate the views. Watch out for snakes in the area, though. The rocks in this area are exposed laccolith, that is, igneous rocks that found their way to the surface by spreading laterally and bulging upward.
Taken: 3 April, 2017
Focal length: 32.5mm
Location: 29° 23.9227′ 0″ N 103° 12.1807′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/250s