Hovenweep - large blocks of Dakota Sandstone

This is a photo of large blocks of Dakota Sandstone.

Detailed Description

This view of Little Ruins Canyon shows large blocks of Dakota Sandstone that have tumbled into the canyon. A spare pinyon pine and juniper forest grows amongst the sagebrush desert that dominates Cajon Mesa at Hovenweep National Monument. The Ancient Puebloan dwellers who farmed the upland mesas built well fortified structures along the canyon rim.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US