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TitleView of Wingate Sandstone (Triassic) cliffs from Grand View Point, Canyonlands National Park
DescriptionThe Island in the Sky is a high plateau between the Colorado and Green Rivers in the northern part of Canyonlands National Park, north of Moab, Utah. The plateau is there because the Wingate Sandstone (Triassic) is an erosion resistant unit and a major cliff former. Here, at Grand View Point, we see the Wingate (highest cliffs) above slopes of the Chinle Formation (Triassic).
LithostratigraphyWingate Sandstone, Chinle Formation
Geologic provinceColorado Plateau
LocationUSA ▹ Utah ▹ Grand. Near Moab. Grand View Point, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2001-05-22.
Key wordsWingate, Chinle, Island in the Sky, sandstone
Tech details492 KB. Vista. Canon Eos Rebel, 55 mm lens, Fuji Sensia 100.
GeoDIL number539