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The Towers of the Virgin include the Altar of Sacrifice (right) and The Sundial (left-center). These prominent cliffs of Early Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, which locally exceed 2000 feet, formed as the North Fork of the Virgin River carved Zion Canyon in the relatively short time span of the past 2 million years.
Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Michael Vanden Berg
Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone forms the massive red cliffs of the often-overlooked Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park. Hanging valleys are present where relatively small tributary streams have eroded downward at a slower rate than the larger trunk stream.