This video is part 1 in a 2 part series about reconstructing the dinosaurs that left their tracks at Copper Ridge, near Moab Utah.


A hard cap rock protects the softer underlying pedestal and neck of this hoodoo in the Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone, in the Toadstools area of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Kane County.
Photographer: Mark Milligan © 2016


Tertiary-age Claron Formation erodes into rugged and dramatic canyons near Red Canyon, Garfield County.
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan © 2016


The holiday season is here and the DNR Map & Bookstore is full of great gift ideas. Come see us at the Department of Natural Resources building on the corner of North Temple and Redwood Road in Salt Lake City.



Don’t miss this upcoming field forum: Catastrophic mega-scale landslide failure of large volcanic fields
September 16-22, 2017, Cedar City and Bryce Canyon City, Utah

Robert F. Biek—Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA,
David B. Hacker—Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA,
Peter D. Rowley—Geologic Mapping Inc., New Harmony, Utah, USA,

A 6-day field forum designed to investigate the concept of exceptionally large catastrophic collapse of volcanic fields using the distinguishing characteristics and geologic implications of the gigantic Markagunt gravity slide and Marysvale volcanic field, southwest Utah.

Application deadline: January 31, 2017