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Halls Creek Overlook, Burr Trail, Utah, USA
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Halls Creek Overlook, located 3 miles down a rough unsurfaced road from the main Burr Trail, offers a superb view of the eastern edge of the Waterpocket Fold that makes up much of Capitol Reef National Park.  Directly across from the overlook, the Brimhall Natural Bridge is a double arch cut into the Navajo sandstone.  A strike valley separates the overlook from the fold.  Strike valleys form in sedimentary rock when softer layers erode between harder layers and the whole body of rock has been moved into a more vertical orientation - like standing plywood on its edge.  The red Entrada and white Navajo sandstone formations "leaning" to the west in the image mark the hard edge of the sedimentary block that eroded to form the valley.

Copyright: John Roberts
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Uploaded: 25/06/2011
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Tags: desert; overlook; red rock; geology; double arch; outdoors; natural bridge
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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.Source: wikipedia