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A goblet-shaped hoodoo formed in sandstone of the Early Cretaceous-age Burro Canyon Formation. The top is cemented by silica, making it more resistant to weathering than the softer rock at the base. Near Blanding, San Juan County. Photo by Don DeBlieux.

Photo of the Day (POTD): September 4, 2019

A goblet-shaped hoodoo formed in sandstone of the Early Cretaceous-age Burro Canyon Formation. The top is cemented by silica, making it more resistant to weathering than the softer rock at the base.

Near Blanding, San Juan County, Utah. Photo by Don DeBlieux.

A goblet-shaped hoodoo formed in sandstone of the Early Cretaceous-age Burro Canyon Formation. The top is cemented by silica, making it more resistant to weathering than the softer rock at the base. Near Blanding, San Juan County. Photo by Don DeBlieux.

 

Photo of the Day (POTD): March 6, 2019

Kane Gulch, San Juan County.
Photo by Andy Cvar.

Corrugated, conchoidal fracture pattern in blocks of Cedar Mesa Sandstone. The sandstone was deposited during the Early Permian in a trade-wind-blown sand sea.

Corrugated, conchoidal fracture pattern in blocks of Cedar Mesa Sandstone. The sandstone was deposited during the Early Permian in a trade-wind-blown sand sea.

Delicate Arch, a 65-foot-tall natural arch in Arches National Park, Grand County, is composed of Jurassic-age sandstone including the Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone (base and pedestals) and Moab Member of the Curtis Formation (bridge). Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2015

POTD March 23, 2016: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah

POTD 3-22-16 Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Marshall Robinson; © 2015

Delicate Arch, a 65-foot-tall natural arch in Arches National Park, Grand County, is composed of Jurassic-age sandstone including the Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone (base and pedestals) and Moab Member of the Curtis Formation (bridge).

As the Provo River plunges off the south side of the Uinta Mountains along the Mirror Lake Highway, it cascades over innumerable ledges of Precambrian-age Uinta Mountain Group sandstone. Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2015

POTD December 1, 2015: Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah

Take this in over your outdoor daydream today.

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Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2015

As the Provo River plunges off the south side of the Uinta Mountains along the Mirror Lake Highway, it cascades over innumerable ledges of Precambrian-age Uinta Mountain Group sandstone.

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.

Petroglyphs carved into desert varnish-covered sandstone near Ivins, Washington County. Washington County, Utah Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

POTD July 14, 2015: Washington County, Utah

POTD 7-7-15 Petroglyphs Washington County

Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Mark Milligan; © 2014

Petroglyphs carved into desert varnish-covered sandstone near Ivins, Washington County.