MO Posted in Missouri July 17, 2016 by Stephanie Zeilenga You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Experience This One, Incredible Geologic Wonder in Missouri When you think ‘geologic wonder,’ do you automatically think of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming or the Grand Canyon? We did, too, until we learned about the amazing Devil’s Honeycomb. Catherine Rankovic/Flickr To experience nature's stunning handiwork yourself, head to Hughes Mountain National Area in southern Washington County. Its exact location is 11 miles south of Potosi on Route 21 and five miles east on Route M. Fredlyfish4/Wikimedia Commons Here, you'll come across igneous glades and three types of forest. Cliff White, Art Director (Missouri Department of Conservation)/Wikimedia Commons Head to Hughes Mountain, named for the first European settler in the area, who reached the area in 1810. The mountain is part of the St. Francois Mountain chain and is more than 1,200 feet tall. Cliff White, Art Director (Missouri Department of Conservation)/Wikimedia Commons At 1.5 billion years old, the exposed rocks outcrops on Hughes Mountain are among the oldest in the country. Ages ago, ancient volcanoes liquified the rocks. As the molten rock cooled, some of it contracted and cracked, forming multi-sided columns. Cliff White, Art Director (Missouri Department of Conservation)/Wikimedia Commons This how Devil's Honeycomb was created. The geologic wonder is called a rhyolite formation and marks the highest point on Hughes Mountain. Roadtrippers.com After you're done gawking at the strange things the earth can do, look up. The views here are incredible. To learn more about the mountain and Devil’s Honeycomb, check out this video: For more amazing Missouri nature, check out this little known natural oasis!