Phantom Ranch Tour - view along the South Kaibab Trail

This is a photo of a view along the South Kaibab Trail looking north across the Inner Gorge.

Detailed Description

View along the South Kaibab Trail looking north across the Inner Gorge toward cliffs of the Precambrian-age Shinumo Quartzite and underlying Hakatai Shale. In this view, the Tapeats Sandstone forms a recessed escarpment above the Shinumo Quartzite (near the center of the image) (Beus, 1987; Billingsley, 2000). In the foreground, agaves (Agave utahensis) and gray bursage or burrobush (Ambrosia dumosa) grow on the gentle slopes of the Cambrian-age Bright Angel Shale along the trail in the foreground (USDA, [2010g,h]).

Details

Image Dimensions: 1200 x 900

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US