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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.

Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2014

POTD May 5, 2015: Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

POTD 5-5-15 Needles District Canyonlands

Needles District, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2014

 

Goosenecks of the San Juan River from Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County. Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2014

POTD January 13, 2015: Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County, Utah

POTD 1-13-15 Goosenecks, San Juan County, State Park

Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2014

Goosenecks of the San Juan River from Goosenecks State Park, San Juan County.

Island in the Sky District, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah Photographer: Stevie Emerson; © 2014

POTD December 30, 2014: Island in the Sky District, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

POTD 12-30-14 Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County

Island in the Sky District, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Stevie Emerson; © 2014

San Juan Oil Field Deformation Band

POTD November 25, 2014: Deformation bands, Aneth oil field, San Juan County, Utah

San Juan Oil Field Deformation Band

Deformation bands, Aneth oil field, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Craig Morgan; © 2013

Water-filled potholes in the White Rim Sandstone, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County. Photographer: Don DeBlieux

POTD November 13, 2014: Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

POTD Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2013

Water-filled potholes in the White Rim Sandstone, Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County.

POTD May 23, 2014: Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah

Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2013

Wingate Sandstone cliffs at Red Canyon, east of Lake Powell, San Juan County.

POTD April 15, 2014: Canyonlands National Park, San Juan and Wayne Counties, Utah

Canyonlands National Park, San Juan and Wayne Counties, Utah
Photographer: Rich Emerson; © 2012

Uplift of the Colorado Plateau has caused the Green River to entrench its meandering path into the relatively soft rocks of the Permian-age Organ Rock Shale. At Soda Springs Basin, vertical cliffs of the more-resistant White Rim Sandstone cap the Organ Rock Shale 400 feet above the river.

POTD April 2, 2014: White Rim Trail, San Juan County, Utah

Hands down, Utah’s geologic beauties rock!

White Rim Trail, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2012

Sandstone buttes and mesas along the White Rim Trail, San Juan County.

POTD April 1, 2014: Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah

This scenery is no April Fools’—have a great afternoon!

Canyonlands National Park, San Juan County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2012

Water from a recent storm fills shallow pools on the Permian-age White Rim Sandstone near the White Rim Trail. The trail traverses a broad bench formed by the resistant sandstone above the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers.