The Geology of Quail Creek State Park (PI-63)

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National and State Parks

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 Creek State Park lies astride one of the most remarkable geologic features in southwestern Utah. The park lies cradled in the eroded core of the Virgin anticline, a long upwarp of folded rock that trends northeast through south-central Washington County. The fold is breached by erosion along its crest, creating a window into the geologic past.

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Published: 1999
Pages: 21 p.
Location: Washington County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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