Forming Enchanted Rock
Enchanted Rock is a unique pink granite mountain located just 17 miles north of Fredericksburg. It was created a billion years ago when a large bubble of magma was pushed to the surface of the Earth and cooled. Over time, the surrounding earth and softer rocks wore away, exposing the impressive pink granite dome that is visible today. Surprisingly, Enchanted Rock is merely a small visible part of a larger batholith rock that stretches 62 miles across; most of which is underground.