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Giant Rock in Landers, California

It's exactly what it sounds like, and yet it's so much more. Geologically speaking, the Giant Rock, located in California's Mojave Desert, is roughly seven stories high and covers almost 6,000 square feet. Some say it is the largest freestanding boulder in the world. While the rock has been a Native American spiritual site for thousands of years, the modern back story of the boulder begins in the 1930s, when a German immigrant and miner named Frank Critzer met a pilot named George Van Tassel.
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