Big Bend National Park
Outcrops throughout Bryce Canyon form in the Claron Formation (strata formed from sediments deposited in a lake and terrestrial environments in the early Tertiary (Davis and Pollock, 2000; McDonald, 1972). "At Bryce Canyon National Park, the Claron Foration is Eocene age, but regionally it ranges in age from Paleocene to middle Oligocene" (Davis and Pollock, 2000). Modern erosion of the Claron Formation gives the Bryce Canyon area landscape its unique characteristics. This image was taken along the Mossy Cave Trail area along Highway 12.
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