Elephant Rocks State Park


Rosie at Elephant Rocks State Park

On a beautiful February Sunday afternoon, my friend Nick and I took Rosie on her first state parking adventure; to Elephant Rocks State Park in Iron County, Missouri.

Elephant Rocks is notorious for its giant granite boulders – toppled together, seeming to defy gravity as their masses sit precariously on their small, rounded bottoms.

Photo Credit: Missouri State Parks

The park covers approximately 130 acres, and includes an easy-to-walk asphalt trail. Interpretive signs are printed and also presented in Braille. The trail is designed to be handicap accessible, too!

The Funk and her loyal pup...

There are dozens of picnic areas, and visitors can climb and play on the boulders with no restriction.

On Top of the World at Elephant Rocks

The next time you’re looking for an afternoon outdoors, I highly suggest trekking out to small town Missouri to explore Elephant Rocks.

Elephant Rocks State Park is located on Missouri Highway 21 approximately 2.5 miles north of Ironton, Missouri. Want to learn more about Elephant Rocks? Visit them online!

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One Comment

  1. Nice write up. Fun park. Right next door is Buford Mtn which is more rugged but rewarding. I believe second highest peak in MO.

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