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TitleHoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park
DescriptionThe hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park are towers and spires, up to several hundred feet tall, carved out of the Claron Formation. The Claron formation contains iron-rich limey sedimentary rocks, formed from freshwater lake deposits of the Paleocene and Eocene Epochs (40 to 63 Million Years ago). The Paria River and its tributaries eroded the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau (on which Bryce Canyon National Park lies), creating tall thin ridges called fins, and eventually the pinnacles and spires called hoodoos.
ChronostratigraphyEocene, Oligocene
LithostratigraphyClaron Formation
LocationUSA ▹ Utah ▹ Garfield. Near Tropic. Bryce Canyon National Park.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 1999.
Key wordshoodos, Bryce Canyon, Claron Formation, Paunsaugunt
Tech details384 KB. Vista. Canon EOS Rebel, 55mm, Kodak Elite Chrome 100 ASA.
GeoDIL number1736