0 Likes

Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA
Utah

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.  

Copyright: John Roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17164x8582
Chargée: 11/09/2010
Mis à jour: 10/06/2014
Affichages ::

...


Tags: erosion; canyon; badlands; desert; natural wonder
comments powered by Disqus

John Roberts
Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Dinosaur Track, Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Sunset at Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Red Canyon (East View), Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Red Canyon (West View), Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Sheep Creek Arm, Flaming Gorge, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Camarasaurus Dinosaur Vertebrae, Rabbit Valley, Colorado, USA
pix
Zygatt-Moore dinosaur quarry
Bob Engelbart
Rabbit Valley, A Trail Through Time
Willy Kaemena
Sightseer Lounge
C360.NL - Henri Smeets
Van Gendthallen, Amsterdam
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Preahkhan
Costas Vassis
Vovousa bridge
Marc Gruber
Bad Rans Abbruch
Andrea Biffi
Tunnel all'Acquario di Milano
Assaf Spiegler
Old filling Station, Glenrio, on the Texas/New Mexico state line
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Night Shops in Old Market
vasinbkk
Ruenthai Dimsum Restaurant Trang
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Thatluang
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Prerup
Marcus Mawby
The Convent Gallery - The Infirmary - Daylesford Victoria
Roland Raele
Germany Oberstdorf Nebelhorn
John Roberts
Maple Canyon, San Pitch Mountains, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Harney Peak, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
John Roberts
Hickman Natural Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Devil's Gate, Wyoming, USA
John Roberts
Above the Inversion, Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Sand Mountain, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia, USA
John Roberts
Buckskin Gulch, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Dirty Devil River, Hite, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Northshore Summit, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada, USA
John Roberts
Below OohAah Point, South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
John Roberts
Liberty Pass, Ruby Mountains, Nevada, USA
More About Utah

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.Source: wikipedia