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An ancient, meandering river channel composed of resistant sandstone in the Cedar Mountain Formation now stands 100 feet higher than the surrounding, less resistant siltstone and shale landscape southwest of Green River, San Rafael Desert, Emery County.
Window Blind Peak (7,030 feet), Emery County, Utah
Photographer: Paul Kuehne
Window Blind Peak (7,030 feet) capped by Jurassicage Navajo Sandstone, highest point in the San Rafael Swell, Emery County.
Stream erosion during uplift of the Colorado Plateau incised the Green River channel deep into the Triassic–Jurassic-age Wingate Sandstone and underlying Chinle Formation. At Bowknot Bend, the channel turns back on itself in a huge meander loop.