The geology of Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, Utah (PI-13)
By: M. H. Bugden The stark intensity of Snow Canyon State Park’s colors, terrain, and vegetation create a surrealistic flair to one of southern Utah’s most striking recreation areas. Snow Canyon’s scenery reminds us of the earth’s past when extensive...
Geologic map of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Postcard (PI-56)
By: G. C. Willis Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument covers 1.7 million acres between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks. The geology consists of 6,000 feet of well-exposed, layered sedimentary rocks that are between about 65 million and 200 million...
Geologic map of Arches National Park Postcard (M-102)
By: H. H. Doelling Arches National Park is one of the geologic wonders of the world. It has the greatest concentration of stone arches on the earth developed around a salt anticline. An accumulation of nearly 10,000 feet of salt...
Canyon Country: a geologic guide to the Canyonlands travel region (PI-34)
By: S. N. Eldredge This vast rock desert in southeastern Utah showcases deep, colorful canyons, majestic natural monuments pictured in western movies, a fantasy land of towering pinnacles and slot canyons, rock arches and bridges, and breathtaking vistas atop mesas....
The geology of Goblin Valley State Park (PI-65)
By: M. R. Milligan The wonderfully grotesque stone sculptures that are Goblin Valley State Park’s main attraction are the consequence of millions of years of geologic history. Within the park are rocks composed of sediments from ancient seas, shorelines, river...
Geologic postcard of Goblin Valley (PI-82)
By: UGS Staff This postcard shows the geology of Goblin Valley State Park. Goblin Valley lies in southeastern Utah, between Capitol Reef National Park and Arches National Park. The spectacular and sometimes bizarrely shaped stone goblins, for which the park...
Geology of Snow Canyon State Park, Utah Postcard (PI-15)
By: M. H. Bugden Snow Canyon State Park near St. George is in the southwest corner of Utah and has the basalts, Kayenta Formation, and Navajo Sandstone that make spectacular scenery throughout southern Utah. Of special interest are the cinder...
The Geology of Quail Creek State Park (PI-63)
By: R. F. Biek The first thing most visitors to Quail Creek State Park notice, apart from the improbably blue and refreshing waters of the reservoir itself, are the brightly colored, layered rocks of the surrounding cliffs. In fact, Quail...
Topographic map of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah (PI-49)
By: UGS StaffThis map is derived from the U.S. Geological Survey 30 x 60-degree topographic maps, reduced to a scale of 1 = 1.6 miles to show the entire monument area at a reasonable size (24 x 33). The monument's...
A geologic tour through Wasatch Mountain State Park (MP 93-6)
By: J. B. Willis and G. C. Willis Did you know that hot springs near Wasatch Mountain State Park are heated by deeply buried magma? That Utah once lay far south of the Equator? That glaciers flowed down canyons in...
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Geology and Antelope Island State Park, Utah (MP 88-2)
By: H. H. Doelling and others Antelope Island is located in the southeast corner of Great Salt lake and is the largest of its islands. It is a little over 40 square miles in size, with a length of 15...
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What is the Grand Staircase? (PI-64)
By: UGS Staff One of Utah's most unusual geologic features, this staircase soars 6,000 vertical feet over a horizontal distance of 150 miles. Other Information: Published: 1999 Pages: 2 p. Location: Garfield and Kane Counties Media Type: Paper Publication
Scenes of the plateau lands and how they came to be (MP-E)
By: W. L. Stokes This book tells of the wild, crude, undomesticated, unused, and generally less desired rocks that make up the landscape of the plateau country. This guide book gets down to the basic details of the geology and...
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