A photo of cactus.

A photo of cactus.

Detailed Description

Mariscal Mountain is a large north-to-south trending plunging anticline formed during the Laramide Orogeny at the end of the Cretaceous Period (Maxwell, 1968). It has been exhumed by uplift and erosion. Creosote bush, yuccas, and prickly pear cacti dominate the lowland landscape along the Rio Grande. This view is looking to the southeast along the River Road.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US