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

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Halgaito Shale/Lower Cutler Formation

photo: The Confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers
The Confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

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

Depositional Environment:
Shallow seas and coastal plains

Appearance:
Ledgy slopes with brown sandstones

Examples:
Confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers and in Cataract Canyon

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