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POTD September 26, 2017: Western Garfield County

Western Garfield County
Photographer: Bob Biek © 2017
Basaltic lava flows produce stark, bouldery slopes near Panguitch Lake. The rugged, blocky lava flows are among the youngest in Utah, and erupted from nearby Miller Knoll cinder cone and adjacent vents.

POTD July 5, 2017: Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County

Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County
Photographer: Adam Hiscock © 2017

POTD December 6, 2016: Red Canyon, Garfield County

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

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POTD November 29, 2016: Devils Garden, Garfield County

Hoodoo consisting of Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone, Devils Garden, Garfield County.
Photographer: Marshall Robinson © 2016.

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Just above its confluence with the Dirty Devil River, Happy Canyon deeply and abruptly cuts and sculpts the White Rim Sandstone of the Permian-age Cutler Formation. Happy Canyon, Garfield County, Utah Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2016

POTD May 27, 2016: Happy Canyon, Garfield County, Utah

POTD 5-17-16 Happy Canyon Garfield County

Happy Canyon, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2016

Just above its confluence with the Dirty Devil River, Happy Canyon deeply and abruptly cuts and sculpts the White Rim Sandstone of the Permian-age Cutler Formation.

Pinnacles eroded from Tertiary-age lava flow breccia along State Route 20, Garfield County.

POTD April 12, 2016: State Route 20, Garfield County, Utah

POTD 4-12-16 lava flow Garfield County

State Route 20, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Bob Biek; © 2015

Pinnacles eroded from Tertiary-age lava flow breccia along State Route 20, Garfield County.

 

Aspen groves produce spectacular fall colors high on Boulder Mountain along the east side of the Aquarius Plateau. Large, rounded boulders eroded from Tertiary-age lava flows give Boulder Mountain its name. Boulder Mountain, Garfield County, Utah Photographer: Elizabeth Firmage; © 2015

POTD January 26, 2016: Boulder Mountain, Garfield County, Utah

POTD 1-26-16 Boulder Mountain

Boulder Mountain, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Elizabeth Firmage; © 2015

Aspen groves produce spectacular fall colors high on Boulder Mountain along the east side of the Aquarius Plateau. Large, rounded boulders eroded from Tertiary-age lava flows give Boulder Mountain its name.

Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2015

POTD January 7, 2016: Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah

We’re looking forward to 2016. What geology adventures will find you this year?

POTD 1-5-15 Capitol Reef National Park Garfield County

Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2015

Overlook from Bryce Point of fiery hoodoos in the area below Liberty Castle. Bryce Canyon hoodoos are formed in the vertically fractured pink member of the Tertiary-age Claron Formation, primarily by frost wedging and summer cloudburst rainstorms. Bryce Canyon National Park, Garfield County, Utah Photographer: Kent Brown; © 2015

POTD December 15, 2015: Bryce Canyon National Park, Garfield County, Utah

Hoodoo you think you’re looking at, Bryce Canyon National Park?

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Kent Brown; © 2015

Overlook from Bryce Point of fiery hoodoos in the area below Liberty Castle. Bryce Canyon hoodoos are formed in the vertically fractured pink member of the Tertiary-age Claron Formation, primarily by frost wedging and summer cloudburst rainstorms.

Hematite concretions eroded from the Navajo Sandstone. Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Garfield County, Utah Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

POTD July 21, 2015: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Garfield County, Utah

POTD 7-21-15 hematite concretion Grand staircase-escalante

Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg; © 2014

Hematite concretions eroded from the Navajo Sandstone.