A Traveler's Guide to the Geology of the Colorado Plateau

A Traveler's Guide to the Geology of the Colorado Plateau

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Serves as an enrichment to all road trips through the varied landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, explaining the geological forces that have shaped the stunning natural features of the area.


Driving across I-70 in southern Utah one can’t help but wonder about the magnificent upturned rocks of the San Rafael Reef. With A Travelers Guide to the Geology of the Colorado Plateau in hand, you’ll soon discover that you were driving through Page and Navajo Sandstone formations, sharply folded into a monocline along one of the "Basin and Range" fault lines. Nearing Flagstaff, Arizona, on Highway 89, you will learn that Mt. Humphry of the San Francisco Peaks, a Navajo Sacred Mountain, was once an active volcano. Keep reading and you’ll find many things worth a slight detour.

A Traveler's Guide to the Geology of the Colorado Plateau will enrich and enliven all of your trips through the varied landscapes of the Colorado Plateau as you learn about the geological forces that have shaped its natural features. The mile-by-mile road logs will take you from Vernal, Utah, in the north to the southernmost reaches of the Plateau in Sedona, Arizona; from the red rocks of Cedar Breaks National Monument near Cedar City, Utah, to the edges of the soaring peaks of the San Juan Mountains near Durango, Colorado. The most comprehensive geological guide to the Colorado Plateau



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The Colorado Plateau Province is a high, semiarid desert extending across parts of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Written by a retired geologist, this guide for the general reader contains descriptions of roadside geologic features for every highway in this region. The text is accompanied throughout by b&w photographs of the landscape. A few color plates also are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2002
ISBN: 9780874807158
0874807158
Branch Call Number: 557.913 B111t 2002
Characteristics: viii, 294 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm

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