Check out information about the different rock layers on display in our canyons and along Rim Rock Drive. Or, scroll down for some short videos about a few of our unique rock formations. Originally released for Earth Science Week 2021, this five-video mini-series might just rock your world. Each one-minute video highlights a unique feature of Colorado National Monument and offers thoughtful reflection on our outstanding geology.
The first video of our 5-part mini-series explores one of the most iconic rock features of Colorado National Monument. What can we learn about togetherness from this solitary rock formation?
Video two of our 5-part mini-series reveals a secret hiding in Fruita Canyon near the west entrance of Colorado National Monument. What’s a monocline, and how does it relate to handling stress?
Video three of our 5-part mini-series digs into the basement rock that underlies all the canyons of Colorado National Monument. What can our oldest rock layer teach us about resilience?
Video four of our 5-part mini-series investigates the most visible rock layers of Colorado National Monument. What will three rock layers reveal to us about weathering life's storms?
The final video of our 5-part mini-series uncovers the landscape changes that are a permanent part of Colorado National Monument. What’s the connection between uplift, increasing temperatures, and taking care of our friends?
Last updated: May 4, 2022