Canyonlands National Park Organ Rock Shale


Permian Period (245 to 286 million years ago)

Depositional Environment

Marine lowlands, braided streams and tidal flats


Dark red, lumpy mudstones/sandstones (forms towers with protective White Rim caprock)


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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
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