Kayenta Formation

Kayenta formation tafoni

Tafoni found in the Kayenta Formation

NPS photo by Neal Herbert


Early- to mid-Jurassic (144 to 208 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Braided streams

Red/brown, ledge-forming sandstone

Grand View Point Overlook Trail at the Island in the Sky

Dinosaur tracks sometimes appear in the Kayenta. The Kayenta Formation is a member of the Glen Canyon Group which also includes Navajo and Wingate and is the primary aquifer in the Moab area.

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