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Red Sandstone

Red sandstone, which is especially known for its great beauty in the western United States, often forms spectacular vistas and natural structures that serve as tourist attractions. Large red sandstone monoliths that jut out from the Earth towards the sky, for example, can be seen at various national landmarks and parks, such as the Garden of the Gods, a 1,350-acre park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also, eons of wind and running water have carved out stunning sandstone canyons and winding mazes in many locales, including southern Utah where the breathtaking Bryce Canyon National Park is located. Hundreds of thousands of visitors partake of these and other geologically sculpted red sandstone wonders each year.

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