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Duration:
2 minutes, 41 seconds

Learn about the geologic forces that continue to change the dramatic scenery of Jackson Hole. Find out why the Teton Range rises abruptly from the valley and how the Teton fault and glacial ice shape the landscape.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 5 seconds

Learn about Mt. Moran, a mountain that has it all: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks as well as alpine glaciers.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 54 seconds

Learn about the various glacial periods that swept over the landscape carving the high peaks, carving U-shaped canyons and gouging out depressions to form valley lakes.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 16 seconds

Motion on the Teton fault began about 10 million years ago lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley down. It is only a matter of time before another earthquake lifts the mountains and drops the valley floor.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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