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POTD December 4, 2017: Cedar Mesa, San Juan County

Cedar Mesa, San Juan County
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen © 2017
An overhanging ledge of Permian-age Cedar Mesa Sandstone protects ancestral Puebloan ruins in Road Canyon. The informally named “Fallen Roof” ruin owes its name to the prominent spalling and collapse of thin sandstone slabs from the overhang’s ceiling.

Rainbow Bridge earns national recognition for Native American cultural significance

deseretnews.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Rainbow Bridge at Lake Powell, which for centuries has inspired stories of origin, ceremonial rites and pilgrimages for multiple tribes, has been designated by the National Park Service as a “traditional cultural property” — the first in Utah.

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POTD March 07, 2017: Needles District, Canyonlands National Park

Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan © 2017

POTD August 23, 2016: Gold Basin and Mount Tukuhnikivatz, La Sal Mountains, San Juan County

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Gold Basin and Mount Tukuhnikivatz, La Sal Mountains, San Juan County

Photographer: Ryhan Sempler © 2016

The stream in the lower section of Dark Canyon runs reddish brown following heavy morning rain. Sandstone of the Permian-age Cutler Group forms the canyon walls and limestone of the Pennsylvanian-age Honaker Trail Formation is exposed along the stream bed. Dark Canyon Primitive Area, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Diane Menuz; © 2015

POTD November 17, 2015: Dark Canyon Primitive Area, San Juan County, Utah

POTD 11-17-15 Dark Canyon San Juan County

Dark Canyon Primitive Area, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Diane Menuz; © 2015

The stream in the lower section of Dark Canyon runs reddish brown following heavy morning rain. Sandstone of the Permian-age Cutler Group forms the canyon walls and limestone of the Pennsylvanian-age Honaker Trail Formation is exposed along the stream bed.

White Rim, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Tyler Knudsen; © 2015

POTD November 10, 2015: White Rim, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

POTD Canyonlands 11-10-15

White Rim, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen; © 2015

Mesa Arch, in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, formed as surface water pooled and eventually eroded through bedrock at the mesa’s edge. As the sun rises, its rays reflect off the 800-foot-high cliff of Jurassic-age sedimentary rock below the arch, bathing the bottom of the arch in an orange glow. Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2014

POTD June 17, 2015: Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

We woke up on the right side of the bedrock today!

POTD 6-9-15 Mesa Arch Canyonlands

Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2014

Mesa Arch, in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, formed as surface water pooled and eventually eroded through bedrock at the mesa’s edge. As the sun rises, its rays reflect off the 800-foot-high cliff of Jurassic-age sedimentary rock below the arch, bathing the bottom of the arch in an orange glow.

Newspaper Rock petroglyph panel along Indian Creek, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2014

POTD May 29, 2015: Newspaper Rock petroglyph panel along Indian Creek, San Juan County, Utah

POTD 5-19-15 Newspaper Rock Petroglyph

Newspaper Rock petroglyph panel along Indian Creek, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2014

The Colorado River loops around the Gooseneck between Dead Horse Point State Park and distant cliffs of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. The river has carved and exposed nearly flat-lying Jurassic to Pennsylvanian-age sedimentary strata of the Colorado Plateau. Dead Horse Point State Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2014

POTD May 19, 2015: Dead Horse Point State Park, San Juan County, Utah

While this photo is a throwback to colder seasons, we cannot deny the stunning #UtahGeology present. This crisp, cold picture is worth a thousand hand warmers—that’s how the saying goes, right?

POTD 5-12-15 Dead Horse Point San juan

Dead Horse Point State Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2014

The Colorado River loops around the Gooseneck between Dead Horse Point State Park and distant cliffs of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. The river has carved and exposed nearly flat-lying Jurassic to Pennsylvanian-age sedimentary strata of the Colorado Plateau.