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Geology of National Parks, 3D and Photographic Tours

Name that park! An online quiz game
Explore, interpret, and identify these landscape features in our national parks
View of a natural landscape stone arch with mountains and desert in the distance

Can you "name that park!"?

Click on each image for a larger view, clues, and answers.

Explore further!
Can you identify landscape features in the images?
Can you explain processes that may have helped form the landscape features?

You can also follow the links on the Answers page.

3D glasses This website is a companion to a 3D poster. Red-and-cyan viewing glasses are need to see the three-dimensional effect.

Download the full-sized "Name that park!" poster from:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/69/
A great red suspension bridge crossing a narrow mountainous harbor entrance   A great fountain of water and steam from a vent in the ground   A great waterfall pouring over a great gray cliff into a pine-forested valley   Large, round, shield-like cavern formations (stalagmites) in a cavernous passage  
A large, rounded outcrop of rock rises from a desert landscape with tall cylindrical cactus that have some branches   Polygons of salt crystals in a desert pool with barren, rocky mountains in the distance   A low, underground passage that splits into two tube-like passages   A great canyon carved deep through sedimentary layers into complex crystalline rocks at the bottom  
Tall sea stacks capped with pines along a sandy beach near sunset   Snow capped stone walls of an ancient ruined city in a broad desert cliff-sided valley   A great span of sandstone crossing a desert stream canyon   Dark rubble partially covers the toe of a glacier extending down from a rugged glacier-covered mountain peak in the distance  
A great star dune in a dunefield   A great stone tree trunk (fossil) in a desert badlands setting   A high, fortress-shaped mountaintop with a brushy pine tree in the foreground and a low flat desert landscape in the far distance beyond the peak   A great hogback of white, dipping sandstone runs along a great winding valley consisting of east dipping rock formations exposed in a sparcely vegetated landscape  
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