follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

Pinnacles National Monument

area of spirelike rock formations 500 to 1,200 feet (150 to 365 metres) high in the hilly Gabilan Range of west-central California, U.S. The pinnacles lie just west of the San Andreas Fault (the main component of the San Andreas Rift Zone), about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Salinas. The monument, created in 1908, has an area of 25 square miles (65 square km); another 12 square miles (32 square km) was added by presidential proclamation in 2000, a portion of which subsequently has been acquired

Learn more about Pinnacles National Monument with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for pinnacles

13
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pinnacles national monument