The Coconino Plateau in Arizona is a plateau just south of the Grand Canyon, northwest of Flagstaff, and north of I-40. It is part of the larger Colorado Plateau in the southwest’s four corner states. Here are two close-up shots of the many and various rocks I found. The area was high desert terrain, about… Read More COCONINO PLATEAU ROCKS
Here a two photos from some red rock areas in northern Arizona in February. The striking layer of red rock is a reddish sandstone. These formations are amazing with the many layers and textures among them.
Here are some rocks of the Colorado Plateau. Various and colorful, they formed deep within the earth, the uplift and tilt of the region began 70 million years ago with the largest uplift happening 5.5 million years ago, rising 3,000 feet above the landscape. Thus the area of diverse stones throughout the region. I took… Read More MACRO ROCKS
The Grand Canyon is in northern Arizona and it is 1904 square miles on the Colorado Plateau. The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River, which flows west through the canyon. It took three to six million years to form, erosion still continues to alter its landscape. The canyon is 277 miles long, 18… Read More GRAND CANYON (part 1)