The peaks surrounding the park were created by glaciers many years ago and are of special interest to geologists. Both peaks are a result of volcanic activity from many years ago. The tower located on East Peak was created from trap rock found along the ridges. This trap rock is a result of lava flow that occured during the 35 million years that make up the Triassic period. Two major faults are responsible for the Hanging Hills, and Lamentation ridge. Minor faults seperate these hills including West Peak and Cathole, South and West Mountains.
Wildlife is plentiful around the park. You can always
see wild ducks and geese swimming on Mirror Lake. Many of these animals
depend on the generosity of visitors for their daily food. While
hiking around the park's many trails you will find squirrels, snakes, rabbits,
and many specious of birds. If you are lucky you will find the occasional
wild turkey or fox.