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Canyonlands National Park

Detailed Description

This image within the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park shows a great example of an unconformity (a gap in geologic time) as seen in the stark contrast between the light tan and dark red-colored rocks in the Cedar Mesa Sandstone. Weathering and erosion since the uplift of the Colorado Plateau have sculpted the rocks into unique formations here.


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