If you’re even remotely an outdoors enthusiast–and I mean remotely, maybe you just like to look at pretty scenery from the inside of an air-conditioned chauffeured car while you sip a very cold glass of champagne–then you’ll appreciate strange and incredible rock formations that look like they were created by a) a very twisted race of aliens or b) millions of years of wind and prehistoric oceans and rivers. For the record, the correct answer is probably b.

Well, I love them. I like hiking to them, admiring them on road trips, and looking at photos of them online. So I have decided to find the most interesting rock formations from every state in the U.S.A., from a to z. This first installment includes formations in Alabama through Georgia.

Check out images from these bizarre and beautiful rock formations, and click on the titles to learn more about each one.

Alabama: Natural Bridge

Alabama natural bridge

Alaska: Granite Tors

Tors in Alaska

Arizona: Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahuas Arizona

Arkansas: Pedestal rock

Pedestal Rock in Arkansas

California: Mono Lake

Mono Lake, California

Colorado: Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Connecticut: Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant, Connecticut

Delaware: Wissahickon Formation

Wissahickon in Delaware

Florida: Washington Oaks State Park

Washington Oaks beach and park

Georgia: Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Posted by Natalie Winslow