Moenkopi Formation

Balanced rock in the Moenkopi Formation.

Balanced rock in the Moenkopi Formation

NPS/Herbert

 

Deposited:
Triassic Period (208 to 245 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Tropical tidal flat

Appearance:
Dark red-brown, ledge-forming sandstones and siltstones

Example:
Irregular slopes with ledges just above the White Rim Road at the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands

 
Rock Strata
Layer Above: Chinle Formation
Current Layer: Moenkopi Formation
Layer Below: White Rim Sandstone, part of Cutler Group

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