Honaker Trail Formation

Honaker Trail Formation

The Honaker Trail Formation along the Big Drop Rapids in Cataract Canyon

NPS Photo by Neal Herbert


Pennsylvanian Period (286 to 320 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Shallow seas

Dark gray limestones with fossils forming rugged slopes and ledges

Along the Colorado River in Cataract Canyon. The Honaker Trail is also visible along the Moab Fault in Arches National Park.

Rock Strata
Layer Above: Halgaito Shale / Lower Cutler Formation, part of Culter Group Undivided
Current Layer: Honaker Trail Formation
Layer Below: Paradox Formation

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