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Snow Canyon State Park (HDR)

Some of the spectacular fossilized sand dunes (sandstone) that can be seen at Snow Canyon State Park near St.George, Utah.   this Navajo Sandstone formation can also be seen at Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Arches National Parks in the Colorado Plateau between Utah, Arizona and Colorado.

The formation was formed as long ago as the late Triassic period (~200 million years ago), by cross-bedded sand deposits that were once part of an ancient eolian landscape (a great sea of ancient sand dunes). The dunes were buried and eventually became cemented into these deep red iron-containing sandstone deposits we can see and enjoy today. 

Copyright: Anthony Mann
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12386x6193
Taken: 27/11/2009
Uploaded: 03/12/2009
Updated: 03/03/2015


Tags: snow canyon state park; st. george; utah; sandstone; sedimentary; eolian; sand dunes; dune; fossilized; navajo sandstone; colorado plateau; desert; southwest; united states; nature; hdr
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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