Burro Canyon/Cedar Mountain Formation

photo: Dakota Sandstone at Hovenweep National Monument
Burro Canyon Formation at Hovenweep National Monument

NPS Photo by Neal Herbert

 

Deposited:
Early Cretaceous (64 to 144 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Rivers

Appearance:
Brown, ledge-forming sandstones.

Example:
Visible in some areas of Arches National Park, in canyons along Highway 491 east of Monticello, and around Hovenweep National Monument.

 
Rock Strata
Layer Above: Dakota Sandstone
Current Layer: Burro Canyon / Cedar Mountain Formation
Layer Below: Morrison Formation

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