The geology of Texas’ South Llano River State Park is interesting and complex; while the majority of Texas is covered with recent sedimentary rocks and deposits, there is a large, ancient blotch in the center of the state called the Llano Uplift. Dating back over a billion years (some of the oldest exposed rocks in America), the heavily metamorphosed Valley Spring gneiss and Town Mountain Granite form gentle, highly eroded hills around the lake.

The geology of Texas’ South Llano River State Park is interesting and complex; while the majority of Texas is covered with recent sedimentary rocks and deposits, there is a large, ancient blotch in the center of the state called the Llano Uplift. Dating back over a billion years (some of the oldest exposed rocks in America), the heavily metamorphosed Valley Spring gneiss and Town Mountain Granite form gentle, highly eroded hills around the lake.

Enchanted rock Texas - hiking and camping Been there and loved it! Very pretty!

Enchanted rock Texas - hiking and camping Been there and loved it! Very pretty!

Canyon Lake gorge, Texas - dinosaur footprints, fossils, and faults - tour requires reservations but worth it

Canyon Lake gorge, Texas - dinosaur footprints, fossils, and faults - tour requires reservations but worth it

Gorman Falls at Colorado Bend State Park - unique beauty of this jewel of the hill country

Gorman Falls at Colorado Bend State Park - unique beauty of this jewel of the hill country

The Maroon Bells are located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and are considered to be the most photographed peaks in Colorado.

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