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Geology of Southwestern North Park and Vicinity Colorado.

United States Geological Survey

Geology of Southwestern North Park and Vicinity Colorado.

by United States Geological Survey

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesU.S. Geological Survey bulletin -- 1257
ContributionsHail, W.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21727037M

Geologic map of Bryce Canyon National Park and vicinity, southwestern Utah USGS/NPS Like Arches National Park, much of the landscape in this park was carved by wind and water erosion over time. The western skyline of Greater Colorado Springs is dominated by rocks of the Pikes Peak Batholith (~ Ga) to the southwest, including Pikes Peak (14, feet) and Cheyenne Mountain ( feet and home of NORAD). To the west is the Rampart Range with its granitic core extending north .

The Colorado Plateau extends north across Utah and western Colorado and consists of a grand "pancake" pile of sedimentary rocks of diverse age (from 30 million to years old), exposed over a wide area, but most famously in the walls of Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park. North Gateway Rock - Lyons sandstone in Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs. By Jack Barkstrom. Sand as far as the eye can see The Permian Period brought a drier climate to Colorado. Most of the streams which deposited the sands of the Fountain Formation gradually dried up and the surrounding area turned to desert.

The following maps depict geology and shaded relief of the Rocky Mountain vicinity in south-central Colorado. Four major geologic provinces are included, from west to east: I - San Luis Valley, II - Sangre de Cristo Mountains, III - Raton Basin, and IV Apishapa Uplift. The Colorado Plateau, also known as the Colorado Plateau Province, is a physiographic and desert region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United province covers an area of , km 2 (, mi 2) within western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah, northern Arizona, and a tiny fraction in the.


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Geology of Southwestern North Park and Vicinity Colorado by United States Geological Survey Download PDF EPUB FB2

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