The rock formations in this book were chosen for their resemblance to animals most children know and love. They are easy to find and are typically located within city, state and national parks.

Duck on a Rock in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
Begin at the Massai Point Trial head at Chiricahua National Monument. Walk three miles to the Heart of Rocks Trail. A one-mile loop and you will find Duck on a Rock. Quack! Quack!
http://www.nps.gov/chir

Buffalo Rock in Garden of the Gods, Colorado
Officially listed as Wooden Nickel, Buffalo Rock is located in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. From I-25, take Garden of the Gods Road exit (west). Go left on 30th Street. The visitor center is located on the left-hand side of the road. From the north main parking lot you will walk south and to your left will be White Rock. Look to the east to catch a glimpse of Buffalo Rock. Can you hear the stampede?
http://www.gardenofgods.com

(Scottie) Dog Rock in City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho
The east entrance of City of Rocks National Reserve is two miles from Almo. Dog Rock is about one mile from the east entrance of the reserve on the right-hand side of the road. Woof!
http://www.nps.gov/ciro

Alligator Rock in Moab, Utah
Located on Highway 128 approximately ¾ of a mile from the junction of Highway 191 and Highway 128. If you are heading east, look for it on the left side winding its way along the Colorado River. Wow, those teeth are sharp!

Sheep Rock in Arches National Park, Utah
You will find this formation approximately eight miles from the Arches National Park Visitor Center.
http://www.nps.gov/arch

Ape Rock in City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho
The east entrance to the park is two miles from Alma, Idaho. Ape Rock is 1.25 miles from the east entrance of the reserve on the left-hand side of the road. Don’t mess with this ape!
http://www.nps.gov/ciro

Whale Rock in Canyonlands National Park, Utah
You will find this formation 15 miles from the Island in the Sky Visitor Center, which is 32 miles from Moab, Utah. There is a Whale Rock Trail that is 1.5 miles long bordering the formation.
http://www.nps.gov/cany

Twin Owls in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Twin Owls rock formation is located in Rocky Mountain National Park. The best views of Twin Owls are from the highway to the north as you descend into Estes Park. To get to the base, take Twin Owls Drive north from downtown Estes Park on MacGregor Avenue and look for a sign for MacGregor Ranch. Follow the blacktop ranch road to the trail head parking lot.
http://www.nps.gov/romo

Kissing Camels in Garden of the Gods, Colorado
From I-25, take Garden of the Gods Road exit (west). Go left on 30th Street. The visitor center is located on the left-hand side of the road. Look to the west from the visitor center parking lot, and this is where you’ll find the best view of Kissing Camels. What big lips you have!
http://www.gardenofgods.com

Three Penguins in Arches National Park, Utah
This formation overlooks Arches National Park Visitors Center. From I-70 take Highway 191 south for 26 miles to the Visitors Center, which is located on the left-hand side of the highway. Hey, where is the snow?
http://www.nps.gov/arch


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