0 Likes

Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Salt Lake City

Near the University of Utah, the Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area is a protected canyon watershed and connected series of mountain ridges set aside for research and some recreational use.  The Bonneville Shoreline Trail passes through the foothills here and numerous side trails climb up to the ridge of above the canyon, called Red Butte.

The Red Butte gets its name from the nugget sandstone formation, deposited as sand dunes 150 to 200 million years ago.  The Red Butte Canyon sandstone was once quarried for use in construction.  The old Salt Lake City Hall, located across the street from the State Capitol building, is constructed of the rock brought down by rail car.  Several old houses in the area on Capitol Hill are also constructed of the same material.

In this view, most of Red Butte disappears into the clouds.  A small portion of the valley below is visible, including parts of This Is the Place State Park.  A nearby Mountain Mohogany tree leans into the wind and awaits the approaching wall of falling snow.

Copyright: John Roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18356x9178
Uploaded: 11/12/2012
Atualizado: 10/06/2014
Visitas:

...


Tags: geology; outdoors; public lands; hiking; trails; red rock; sandstone
comments powered by Disqus

John Roberts
The Living Room on Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Above the Inversion, Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Below Perkins Peak, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sandra Nicol
Wildhorse Coffee Salt Lake City Utah
John Roberts
Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sandra Nicol
The Hive Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah
Sandra Nicol
Art Gallery Salt Lake City Utah
Sandra Nicol
Art Gallery in Salt Lake City Utah
John Roberts
Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Toni Garbasso
Erice, Norman castle
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Interior of Konstantinovkiy Palace, St Petersburg
dieter kik
vieux bateau Pors Guen Gouesnach Bretagne France
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
On summit of Pedra do Bau
Toni Garbasso
Selinunte Hera Temple
Toni Garbasso
Carmine Monastry
Nikos Biliouris
Saint Nicolas 2
Dmitry Sverdlov
Crimea, Yalta, theater Chekhov
erwan-boisecq
Moines
David Group
Tae Kwon Do Class. Centennial, Colorado
Toni Garbasso
Palermo Harbour
erwan-boisecq
Conleau
John Roberts
Glacier d Argentiere, Haute-Savoie, France
John Roberts
Spearfish Falls, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
John Roberts
Meat Cove (High Meadow), Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
John Roberts
Fantasy Canyon, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Fisher Towers, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Point Imperial, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
John Roberts
High View Nature Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
John Roberts
Black Mountain, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Aguereberry Point, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
John Roberts
Hickman Natural Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Escalante Natural Arch, Escalante, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia, USA
More About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Utah, cradle in between the Wasatch and the Oquirrh Mountains, Home of the 2002 winter Olympics and the Greatest Snow on earth. The Salt Lake Metro Area stretches between Bountiful and Bluffdale Utah