Beehives

The Beehives are sandstone formations that not only demonstrate the unique design that can be created by nature, but is an excellent representation of geologic cross bedding.  Those are the grooved lines going in different directions.  The layers or beds represent different layers of silt that are deposited at different times.  The beds indicate the angle of the wind or water was moving at the time the material was deposited.  Cross bedding is very common in sand dunes, beach deposits, and river sediments.  A short path winds through rocky dunes with hills of the Muddy Mountains visible in the distance.

Facilities:   Group Picnic, Group Camping (3 campgrounds that can each accommodate up to 50 people), Restrooms, and Picnic Shelter

Beehives at Valley of Fire

Beehives