Cliff Palace and massive sandstone cliffs

Cliff Palace and massive sandstone cliffs

Detailed Description

Cliff Palace is protected from the elements by the massive sandstone cliffs of the Cliff House Sandstone. Dark-colored lines, painted upon the rocks by desert varnish, form when heavy metals such as manganese oxides are dissolved and re-precipitated onto the rocky surface. USGS Photo by Annie Scott.

Details

Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

Location Taken: US