Canyonlands National Park Mesa Verde Group

This layer does not occur in Canyonlands.


Late Cretaceous (64 to 144 million years ago)

Depositional Environment

Lagoons, bays, other near-shore regimes.


Cliff forming, gray-brown layered sandstones.


The Mesa Verde Group contains bituminous coal which is mined around Price, UT.


Book Cliffs north of I-70 between Grand Junction, CO and Green River, UT.

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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.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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