Canyonlands - the Needles District

This is a photo of the Needles District.

Detailed Description

The landscape in the Needles District is shaped by a series of fracture systems and grabens that formed from the gentle arching (folding) of the landscape and probably with the migration and dissolution of salt formations at depth ( Barnes, 1993, p. 41-43). The weathering and erosion fractures (joints) and grabens in the Cedar Mesa Sandstone is responsible for nearly all the unique landscape features in the Needles District.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US