Phantom Ranch Tour - a view along the Bright Angel Trail

This is a photo of a view along the Bright Angel Trail along the Colorado River in Inner Gorge.

Detailed Description

This view is along the Bright Angel Trail along the Colorado River in Inner Gorge. Across the river, the cliff face exposes steeply-dipping layer-like dikes of pink granitic rock within the darker metamorphic rock (mostly schist and gneiss) of the Precambrian-age Vishnu Basement Rocks . The top of the Inner Gorge in this view is capped by Unkar Group (Bass Formation, Hakatai Shale, and Shinumo Quartzite, from oldest to youngest respectively, as mapped by Billingsley, (2000).

Details

Image Dimensions: 1200 x 900

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Location Taken: US