Canyonlands National Park Carmel Formation

Deposited

Mid- to late-Jurassic (144 to 208 million years ago)

Depositional Environment

Shallow marine and mud-flats

Appearance

Mix of siltstone, shale and sandstone forms slopes.

Example

Some occurrence around the rim of Horseshoe Canyon makes this the youngest layer in Canyonlands. More prevalent along the Green River.

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
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