POTD July 8, 2014: Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, Utah
Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Daniel King; © 2013
Eroded fragments of a dark ironstone layer contrast sharply against the pale-orange Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone at Snow Canyon State Park. In places, the iron- and manganese-rich ironstone forms a resistant cap at the top of sandstone columns or pillars called hoodoos.