By: H. H. Doelling, W. A. Yonkee, and J. S. Hand
The Gold Bar Canyon quadrangle, with its astounding canyonland overlooks, deeply entrenched Colorado River meanders, arches, and rock sculpture, is a favorite of recreationists, especially bicyclers, campers, and rafters. Colorful strata are well exposed on the canyon walls in alternating slopes and cliffs. Oil and gas, potash and salt, sand and gravel, uranium, and gold are or have been produced in the quadrangle.
The Gold Bar Canyon quadrangle is located 5 miles west of Moab in Grand County, Utah, mostly on the west side of the Colorado River. Typical canyonlands topography and structure exists, with bedrock units warped into northwest-trending anticlines and synclines. The Moab fault, with about 3,000 feet of displacement, cuts the formations in the northeast corner of the quadrangle. Numerous joints trend northwesterly and northerly across the area.
Pages: 26 p.
Plates: 2 pl.
Location: Grand County
Media Type: Paper Map