By: H. H. Doelling and F. D. Davis
The Calico Peak quadrangle comprises an area between the Cockscomb and the Paria River in central Kane County in the Colorado Plateaus physiographic province. Its most imposing geographic feature is the Cockscomb, a magnificently exposed monocline trending NNE along the eastern margin of the quadrangle. The south-flowing Paria River passes through the southwest corner and the abandoned townsite of Paria is located on the east bank at the south margin ofthe quadrangle. Hackberry Canyon trends south across most of the quadrangle, then sharply turns east to join Cottonwood Creek along the Cockscomb. Cottonwood Creek also flows southerly, but within a structural strike valley along the Cockscomb. The stream valleys and canyons are steep-walled and partially filled with alluvium. In many places, streams have cut through the alluvium to bedrock. The area is best described as bench and canyonlands country.
Pages: 16 p.
Plates: 2 pl.
Location: Kane County
Media Type: Paper Map