Imagine The View From The Top Of That Rock!
That looks like it would be a pretty cool view from the top of a very large rock!
It’s all part of #TravelBlogTuesday – a chance to join other travel fans to let our minds wander as we fight #Wanderlust…there are so many incredible places to see that I can’t wait to travel again!
Now, about this rock – here’s how you get to the top of it!
Who’s Up For This Climb?
Yep, that a REALLY BIG ROCK – and those are STAIRS you can use to climb it! Need more proof?
Step Right Up To The Rock Of Guatape!
Time to head to the small towns of Guatape and El Penol – because this giant rock sits right between them! It is also called the Rock of Peñol – it all depends on which town you are from – for the sake of simplicity – it’s Guatape going forward!
As a website explains:
The monolith stands out in the landscape surrounded mostly be grassy plains and lakes. The stone was worshiped by the Tahamies who lived in the area before the arrival of the Spaniards. It is uncertain what the rock is, or how it formed, but it is very smooth and most likely part of a granitic pluton that was uplifted during the formation of the Cordillera Occidental mountain range in Colombia.
The rock is 656 feet high, and is about 70 million years old.
The stone was worshiped by the Tahamies who lived in the area before the arrival of the Spaniards.
As you can see, the view is worth the climb!
Here’s another view worth going up for:
Just keep an eye out for the Monkeys! I’d love to go to Portugal, and then head to Gibraltar to see this up close – an incredible natural wonder:
The Rock Of Gibraltar is one of the “Pillars Of Hercules”, which stand at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. Monkeys live at the top of the rock, and it also has a massive series of caves and tunnels inside as well:
I’d love to see this up close, and it’s on my #wanderlust list – you can get more details of what this giant rock has to offer by clicking on my story here:
And what about the legendary “stairway to heaven” in Hawaii:
It’s been closed off, but can you imagine getting some selfies from up here?
You can find out why it’s illegal by clicking on my story here:
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