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Heart Mountain, located just outside of Cody, was once part of the Absaroka Mountain Range.
Whether the 8,123-foot peak had a tiff with its rocky neighbors or just wanted a change of scenery, the mountain moved about 25 miles away—all on its own. While some insist it’s the work of aliens and giants, scientists offer a different, but hardly less stunning, explanation:
Fifty million years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions in the Absaroka Range rocked the area. Water-filled ditches within the Heart Mountain became packed with lava, which heated the water and surrounding rock. With nowhere for the lava and hot water to escape, the mountain became a giant pressure cooker, eventually lifting the rock and causing the mountain to slide. Read more: https://www.travelwyoming.com/article/10-strange-and-wild-landmarks-wyoming