• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

Cutler Undivided

photo: Fisher Towers
Fisher Towers near Moab, Utah
 

Deposited:
Permian Period (245 to 286 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Alluvial fans and rivers from the ancient Uncompaghre Mountains (also called the ancestral Rockies)

Appearance:
Irregular layer of dark red, lumpy sandstones, mudstones and conglomerates

Examples:
Fisher Towers along Highway 128 (northeast of Moab)

Note:
The Cutler Undivided begins west of the Uncompaghre Plateau along the Utah-Colorado border. Differentiated elements of the Cutler Group begin to appear along the eastern boundary of Canyonlands National Park.

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