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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