Vehicle Fuel Available at Big Meadows ONLY!
Vehicle fuel is only available at Big Meadows (mile 52). Gas service has been discontinued at the Loft and Elkwallow areas.
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Eric Bulter - NPS Photo
Looking out over Shenandoah, can you imagine the mountains here being as high as the
The story doesn’t end there, however. Shenandoah’s peaks offer a wide range of memorable terrains that reflect the long, diverse history of these mountains. Different types of rock produce distinct terrains, reflecting their unique character and histories.
Everywhere you look, the mountains of Shenandoah hint at their stories through their very shape and composition. The geologic history that created and shaped these rocks and mountains continues to influence the vegetation, animals, and people that live in and pass through the park.
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Did You Know?
The large rounded boulders on the top of Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park’s most popular peak, were formed in place by chemical and physical weathering, called spheroidal weathering.