Named for the continuous water that “weeps” out of the alcove, Weeping Rock has enough moisture to sustain a lush hanging garden. The weeping is caused by an impermeable shale in the canyon walls that prevents water from absorbing into the ground and forces it to find a place it can penetrate, such as at Weeping Rock. This is not a quick process. The water has been in the rocks slowly filtering through for hundreds of years.

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