Canyonlands National Park Kayenta Formation


Early- to mid-Jurassic (144 to 208 million years ago)

Depositional Environment

Braided streams


Red/brown, ledge-forming sandstone Notes

Dinosaur tracks sometimes appear in the Kayenta. The Kayenta Formation is a member of the Glen Canyon Group which also includes Navajo and Wingate and is the primary aquifer in the Moab area.


Mesa top at Island in the Sky (thin, resistant layer above the Wingate cliffs).

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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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