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Faces - Ciff Profiles, Boulders, Outcrops


Alabama


Dismals Canyon
Indian Head Rock

    Located in Dismals Canyon National Natural Landmark (a privately-owned park) along with other formations like “Fat Man’s Misery” etc.

    GPS N 34° 19.494', W 87° 46.930'

Natural Bridge
Indian Stone Head

Arizona


Chiricahua Mountains
China Boy
Old Maid

Mt. Lemmon, near Tucson
Nixon Rock / Goosehead Rock

Goosehead Rock

Petrified Forest
Rock of Many Faces

    Desert hoodoo with evocative eroded holes and hollows.

    MNM#01-01322

Rock of Many Faces

Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon
Indian Head Rock

Tucson, Catalina Mountains
The Great Stone Face

    Is the face on the left or right side of this image?

    MNM#01-01203

Great Stone Face

Vail, Colossal Cave
The Devil's Head

    Silhouette profile with two stalagmite horns.

    MNM#01-01323

GPS N 32° 3.7198', W 110° 38.0058'

California


Calistoga
Old Man of the Rocks

    MNM#01-01194

Camp Meeker
Profile Rock

    MNM#01-01257

Catalina Island
Indian Head Rock

Chatsworth, Iverson Ranch
Indian Head Rock

Dana Point Headlands
The Face in the Rock

La Jolla
Profile Rock

    Sedimentary sea stack most likely at Point Loma

    MNM#01-01326

Profile Rock

Los Angeles, Mt. Wilson
Old Man Rock

    A boulder profile. Exact location unknown.

    MNM#01-01062

Old Man Rock

Mt. Tamalpais
Pompadour Rock

    MNM#01-01063

Mt. Tamalpais
Profile Rock

Napa
The Old Stone Face

    MNM#01-01145

Palm Springs
Lincoln's Profile

Palm Springs
Stone Face

Santa Monica
Flat Head

    Located along Santa Monica to Oxnard Blvd., Roosevelt Highway.

Sonora
Man's Head Rock

    MNM#01-01282

Timber Cove
Indian Head

    Small face on cliff looks upward 20 feet above the ocean. Seen from a rocky beach.

Trona, Salt Wells Canyon
Abraham Lincoln

    When traveling west through the canyon, at one point on the north wall an outline of the rocks closely resembles the profile of Abraham Lincoln.

Truckee River
Profile Rock

    Along Central Pacific R.R. near first crossing of Truckee River. Stereograph image.

Colorado


Austin Park
The Grandmothers

Bear Creek
Lincoln Face

Big Bell Lake
Old Man of the Snowslides

    A boulder perched atop outcrop.

    MNM#01-01103

Boulder Canyon
Profile Rock

/ Rocky Mountain Joe

    MNM#01-01196

Cheyenne Canyon
Sorrowful Satan

    MNM#01-01315

Clear Creek Canyon
Mother Grundy

    Formation was likely destroyed when US 6 was built throught Clear Creek Canyon over the railroad line in 1941-1952.

    MNM#01-01168
    MNM#01-01184

Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs
Old Scotchman

Manitou Springs
Indian Head Rock

    Not sure if this is even a face or just a big round “head”-like boulder.

Moffat Road
Sphinx Head Rock

    Located along railroad west of Denver.

    MNM#01-01024

Sphinx Head Rock

Ouray
Human Face

Box Canyon

Poudre Canyon
Profile Rock or Old Man's Face

Profile Rock

Rocky Mountain National Park
Indian Profile Rock

    Located along Fall River Road, an early auto tourist route built in the 1920s. Does this profile still exist along the old road?

    MNM#01-01137

Rustic
Profile Rock

    Located in Front Range, northern Colorado.

Spanish Peaks / La Veta
Profile Rock

Wray
Lady of Flirtation Rock

Connecticut


Crescent Beach / Niantic
Profile Rock

    MNM#01-01051

Meriden
Washington's Head

New Haven
Profile - East Rock

New Haven
Savin Rock

Georgia


Rock City Gardens
The Stone Witch

    One of many exploited freaks of nature at Rock City Gardens.

    MNM#01-01052a

Rock City Gardens
Stone Face

Tallulah
Witch's Head Rock

Hawaii


Maui
JFK Profile

    Located at Black Gorge in Iao Valley. A lava outcrop approximately 50 feet high, visible from valley road near boundary of Iao Valley State park.

    MNM#01-01119

    GPS N 20° 52.925', W 156° 32.556'

Idaho


Craters of the Moon National Park
Old Man of the Craters

Camas
Indian Head Rock

Illinois


Grafton
Rock Face

    MNM#01-01140

Harrisburg
Old Stone Face

Oregon
Stone Face

Savanna
Indian Head Rock

Indiana


Marengo Cave
Great Stone Face

GPS N 38° 22.544', W 86° 20.345'

Williamsport
Stone Face

    On Pine Creek.

Iowa


Clinton / Lyons
Profile Rock

    Located in Eagle Point Park.

    MNM#01-01049

GPS N 41° 54.367', W 90° 10.785'

Maquoketa (Lakehurst)
Great Stone Face

Kansas


Oakley
Old Chief Smoky or The Sphynx

Quinter
Indian Head Rock

    Also known as "Cobra Rock", it has since fallen - photo

Kentucky


Cumberland Falls State Park
Old Man of the Falls

Cumberland Falls State Park
Old Woman of the Falls

Natural Bridge State Park
Indian Head Rock

Portsmouth, Springville Hill
Profile Rock

Profile on cliff on Kentucky (south) bank of Ohio River opposite Portsmouth, Ohio

MNM#01-01324

Profile Rock

Maine


Auburn
Indian Head and Old Man of the Falls

Bailey Island
Mr. Bailey

    MNM#01-01176

Bar Harbor
Profile Rock

    Located somewhere along Bar Harbor's shore path, the profile is difficult to discern in the photo.

    MNM#01-01221

Cape Elizabeth
The Profile at Twin Rocks

    MNM#01-01307

Cousin's Island
Old Man of the Sea

    MNM#01-01113

Christmas Cove
George Washington Head

    MNM#01-01235

Cushing's Island
Old White Head

Jewell's Island
Indian Head Rock

Moosehead Lake,
Table Rock
Profile

Ocean Point
Witch of Cunner Rock

Ogunguit
Old Man of the Sea

    MNM#01-01056

Peaks Island
Old Man of the Sea

Ragged Island
Profile Rock

Rumford Falls
Profile Rock

York Beach
Washington Profile / Old Man of the Sea

    Yet another formation that is not very clear from the photograph.

    MNM#01-01100

York, Nubble Rock
Washington's Profile

    MNM#01-01122

Massachussetts


Baker's Island
Norseman

    This formation is known variously as "Norseman," "Man of the Sea," or simply "Profile Rock." It is a fully formed head sprouting from the rocky shore just north of the Bakers Island lighthouse.

    MNM#01-01292

    GPS N 42° 32.2267', W 70° 47.1769'

Baldwinsville
Washington’s Profile Rock

    MNM#01-01101

Clinton
Profile Rock

    Located in a railroad cut along Central Massachusetts Railroad, near Metropolitan Reservoir.

    MNM#01-01286

Freetown
Profile Rock or Old Man of Joshua Mountain

    A well-known profile on a 50-foot rock outcrop in Freetown State Forest. Easily accessible to hikers and graffiti artists.

    MNM#01-01110
    MNM#01-01276

    GPS N 41° 47.751', W 71° 03.217'

Gloucester, Eastern Point
George Washington Profile

Gloucester, Eastern Point
Old Mother Ann

Great Barrington
Old Man of the Mountain

Old Man of the Mountain

Melrose
Great Stone Face

Middlesex Fells
Old Man of Middlesex Fells

    This boulder profile was located in the forest of the Middlesex Fells Reservation near the junction of Fellsway and Parkway Road. It may have been displaced or destroyed by construction of Interstate 93.

    MNM#01-01260

Old Man of the Mountain

Mohawk Trail
Indian Head

    Unknown location along the Mohawk Trail, an early auto highway through the Berkshires which opened in 1914. Most likely this formation (not very identifiable in the photo) was destroyed when the road was later widened and modernized.

    MNM#01-01234

 

Mohawk Trail

Onset Bay, Shell Point
Profile Rock

    MNM#01-01290

Rockport
Father Neptune

Rockport
Rock Face

    On shoreline between Pigeon Falls and Rockport.

    MNM#01-01153

Rockport
Profile Rock

    Boulder on Pigeon Hill.

    MNM#01-01288

Rowe
Stone Face

    A strange face on a boulder looking upward from Pelham Brook.

    MNM#01-01167

Scituate
Nubian Head Rock

West Chesterfield
Old Man of the Valley

    Profile in Chesterfield Gorge.

    MNM#01-01256

 

Michigan


Mackinac Island
Indian Head Rock

    Rough outcrop with small face - photo

Munising
Indian Head Rock

    Located in Pictured Rocks National Park on Lake Superior. Visible from the popular boat tours along the shore.

    MNM#01-01143

    GPS N 46° 30.983', W 86° 30.803'

St. Ignace
St. Anthony Rock

    A rock pillar in the center of the small town. Not known if the rock bears some resemblance to St. Anthony or simply named in honor of the saint.

    MNM#01-01183

    GPS N 45° 52.079', W 84° 43.590'

Minnesota


Pipestone
Big Stone Face

    Located in Pipestone National Monument. A strategically positioned window in a trailside sign points out this face.

    MNM#01-01161
    MNM#01-01037

    GPS N 44° 00.908', W 96° 19.267'

Red Wing
Indian Head

Montana


Butte
Old Man of the Canyon

    MNM#06-01001

Chouteau
Indian Head Rock

Gallatin Canyon
Indian Head

    MNM#01-01313

01313

Glendive (Pinnacle Park)
Indian Head Rock

Nevada


Lake Tahoe
Lady of the Lake or Old Man Face

    Cliff profile at the base of a volcanic plug sacred to the Washoe Indians. The hanging bridge and roadway in the postcard image were built above the face in 1863, later replaced by tunnels through the rock with construction of the Lincoln Highway in 1931. Despite the label on the card, the profile is located on the Nevada side of the lake.

    MNM#01-01291

    GPS N 39° 2.780', W 119° 56.935'


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