GeoSights

Utah is teeming with fascinating, world-famous geologic sites and views, many of which are highlighted in national parks and monuments. Since so many of these are geologic superstars, some of the lesser-known places get overlooked. GeoSights articles highlight these lesser-known geologic wonders in Utah. This series of articles began in the October 2000 issue of the Utah Geological Survey’s tri-annual newsletter, Survey Notes.

Northern Utah

Box Elder County

Rozel Point and Spiral Jetty Revisited, Box Elder County, Utah

Devils Playground, Box Elder County, Utah

“Bubblin’ Crude” at Rozel Point, Box Elder County, Utah

Pink Water, White Salt Crystals, Black Boulders, and the Return of Spiral Jetty! (Box Elder County)

Carbon County

Colorful Coal “Clinker” Close to Castle Gate, Carbon County

Daggett County

Sheep Creek Canyon Geological Area, Daggett County

Morgan County

Nature’s version of a playground slide – Devils Slide, Morgan County, Utah

Salt Lake County

A View of the World’s Deepest Pit – Bingham Canyon Mine Overlook (Salt Lake County)

Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake County, Utah

Point of the Mountain, Salt Lake and Utah Counties

Glacial Landforms in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Salt Lake County, Utah

G.K. Gilbert Geologic View Park, Salt Lake County, Utah

Summit County

The Witches, Summit County, Utah

Tooele County

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

The Stockton Bar, a Geologic Treasure in Tooele County

Uintah County

Fantasy Canyon, Uintah County, Utah

Utah County

Thistle Landslide Revisited, Utah County, Utah

Wasatch County

Cascade Springs, Wasatch County

The Midway hot pots – natural hot springs, Wasatch County, Utah