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


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Interactive Geologic Atlas

Learn more about the park's geology with a module developed by the Interactive Geology Project at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This module uses animations and graphics to display how the Canyonlands landscape evolved over millions of years

This module is bundled in .zip archive. Once downloaded and unpacked, it requires Flash Player to run.

Download Geologic Atlas [4.5 MB .zip file]

Did You Know?

Spanish Bottom on the Colorado River

At Spanish Bottom on the Colorado River, scientists discovered 260 feet of sediment below the water's surface. This could make Cataract Canyon one of the most actively filling canyons in the world. More...