Canyonlands National Park Wingate Sandstone

Deposited

Early Jurassic (144 to 208 million years ago)

Depositional Environment

Massive, wind-blown sand dunes (like the Sahara today)

Appearance

Towering red cliffs and spires Notes

Wingate Sandstone is a member of the Glen Canyon Group which also includes Kayenta and Navajo and is the primary aquifer in the Moab area.

Examples

Tall cliffs and features like Candlestick Tower at the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands.

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