Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA
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Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA

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Fantasy Canyon is an erosion feature set in an ancient lake bed in the Uinta Basin.  During the formation of the Rocky Mountains 40 to 50 million years ago, broad lake basins appeared between the uplifting mountains.  One of those basins, Lake Uinta, collected sand, silt and clay carried by rivers from the Uinta mountains to the north.

With pressure and time, that material became sandstone and shale.  The erosion of the softer shale produced the very fine features observed in this little canyon.

Driving to the site, you will see another feature associated with the soft shale deposits: numerous oil and natural gas wells.  Viewed from the air, the desert is checkered with hundreds of these wells.  

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A: Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA

Af John Roberts, 40 meter væk

  Fantasy Canyon is an erosion feature set in an ancient lake bed in the Uinta Basin.  The erosion of...

Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA

B: Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA

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Fantasy Canyon is an erosion feature set in an ancient lake bed in the Uinta Basin.  During the forma...

Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA

C: Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA

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From here on top of a petrified sand dune (Navajo sandstone) you can survey the main part of the Red ...

Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA

D: Dinosaur Track, Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA

Af John Roberts, 58.9 km væk

This dinosaur track (likely a dilophosaurus) is located on the shores of the Red Fleet reservoir with...

Dinosaur Track, Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA

E: Sunset at Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA

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From here on top of a petrified sand dune (Navajo sandstone) you can survey the main part of the Red ...

Sunset at Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA

F: Red Canyon (East View), Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA

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The Flaming Gorge Reservoir captures water from the Green River as it winds its way through a canyon ...

Red Canyon (East View), Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA

G: Red Canyon (West View), Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA

Af John Roberts, 94.0 km væk

The Flaming Gorge Reservoir captures water from the Green River as it winds its way through a canyon ...

Red Canyon (West View), Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA

H: Sheep Creek Arm, Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA

Af John Roberts, 98.1 km væk

Prior to the completion of the Flaming Gorge Dam in 1969, Sheep Creek, joined by other minor tributar...

Sheep Creek Arm, Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA

I: Camarasaurus Dinosaur Vertebrae, Rabbit Valley, Colorado, USA

Af John Roberts, 101.0 km væk

A camarasaurus skeleton embedded in the sandstone of an ancient river bed.  Several small brass marke...

Camarasaurus Dinosaur Vertebrae, Rabbit Valley, Colorado, USA

J: Zygatt-Moore dinosaur quarry

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Zygatt-Moore dinosaur quarry

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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

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