Sommerville Formation

Brown, layered cliffs of the Sommerville Formation along the road to Hans Flat.
Brown, layered cliffs of the Sommerville Formation along the road to Hans Flat

NPS photo by Gary Cox

 

This layer does not occur within Canyonlands, but may be seen at neighboring Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Deposited
Mid to late Jurassic (144 to 208 million years ago)

Depositional Environment
Coastal, shallow marine and tidal flats

Appearance
Sandstone, shale, siltstone and gypsum forms slopes and cliffs

Example
Exposed along the Green River and in cliffs above the road to Hans Flat Ranger Station in the Maze

 
Rock Strata
Layer Above: Morrison Formation
Current Layer: Sommerville Formation
Layer Below: Curtis Formation

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