The Fountain Formation 320—300 Ma: Looking west (towards Pikes Peak), the reddish hills of the Fountain Formation can be seen. Formed as the Ancestral Rockies eroded, the Fountain has conglomerates and sandstones within it.
Balanced Rock, located further southwest in the Garden, is Fountain Formation.
This is the last in the series of markers in the Gateway to Geology Trail, and you have arrived in the heart of the garden. Click here to learn more about the Garden of the Gods.