Titus Canyon Road

Titus Canyon Road

Detailed Description


This view is from a pass between Titanothere Canyon and Titus Canyon (looking west into the headwaters of Titus Canyon). The Titus Canyon Formation crops out throughout the upper headwater regions of both Titus and Titanothere canyons (Reynolds, 1976). Weathering and erosion in the softer Tertiary-age rocks proceeds much faster than in the denser, harder, more ancient rocks down the canyons. As a result, headwater erosion formed large bowl-shaped basins high on the eastern flank of the Grapevine Mountains, even though the canyons both drain westward through the mountain range into Death Valley.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US