Located in one of the flattest places on the face of this planet are the strange and unexplained Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California. Once a year the "Playa" or flat desert pan experiences short winter rains and becomes slippery as the hexagonal desert floor turns back to mud. During this time the boulders and rocks move leaving clearly visible tracks behind them.

Located in one of the flattest places on the face of this planet are the strange and unexplained Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California. Once a year the "Playa" or flat desert pan experiences short winter rains and becomes slippery as the hexagonal desert floor turns back to mud. During this time the boulders and rocks move leaving clearly visible tracks behind them.

Mysterious Sailing Stones

Meet America's Newest National Park

Mysterious Sailing Stones in Death Valley National Park.

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Death Valley, Inyo, California. The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

Death Valley, Inyo, California. The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move

Sailing stones, sliding rocks, and moving rocks all refer to a geological phenomenon where rocks move in long tracks along a smooth valley floor, known as Racetrack Playa, without human or animal intervention.

Sailing stones, sliding rocks, and moving rocks all refer to a geological phenomenon where rocks move in long tracks along a smooth valley floor, known as Racetrack Playa, without human or animal intervention.

Witness the Sailing Stones of Death Valley, California. #travel #bucketlist

Witness the Sailing Stones of Death Valley, California. #travel #bucketlist

'Sailing Stones' in Death Valley, these stones move leaving tracks in the desert.

Mystery No More: How the Sliding Stones of Death Valley Do Their Trick

'Sailing Stones' in Death Valley, these stones move leaving tracks in the desert.

30 Natural Phenomena You Won’t Believe Actually Exist - Sailing stones in Death Valley, USA: a geological phenomenon where rocks move and inscribe long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention.

30 Natural Phenomena You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

30 Natural Phenomena You Won’t Believe Actually Exist - Sailing stones in Death Valley, USA: a geological phenomenon where rocks move and inscribe long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention.

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa – Inyo, California | Atlas Obscura

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa – Inyo, California | Atlas Obscura

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa – Inyo, California | Atlas Obscura

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa – Inyo, California | Atlas Obscura

Oh my gosh! I never really thought about that!

Oh my gosh! I never really thought about that!

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