Canyonlands National Park Kayenta Formation

Deposited

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

Depositional Environment

Braided streams

Appearance

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.

Example

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

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