Tag Archive for: Garfield County
Tertiary-age Claron Formation erodes into rugged and dramatic canyons near Red Canyon, Garfield County.
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan © 2016
Hoodoo consisting of Jurassic-age Entrada Sandstone, Devils Garden, Garfield County.
Photographer: Marshall Robinson © 2016.
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.
State Route 20, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Bob Biek; © 2015
Pinnacles eroded from Tertiary-age lava flow breccia along State Route 20, Garfield County.
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.
We’re looking forward to 2016. What geology adventures will find you this year?
Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2015
Hoodoo you think you’re looking at, Bryce Canyon National Park?
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.