badlands

Red Cathedral

The Red Cathedral forms the northern wall of Golden Canyon. Made up of a harder rock layer from a previous alluvial fan, it rises hundreds of feet above the mudstone badlands surrounding Golden Canyon and Zabriskie Point. A spur trail…
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Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point is one of the most recognizable scenes in Death Valley National Park. The badlands formations found here are amongst the most colorful in the United States, made up of lake sediments and volcanic ash. Over the years, soft…
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Queen Of The Wash

The “Queen of the Wash” is a large badlands formation in the Bentonite Hills region just outside of Capitol Reef National Park. This stunning badlands formation has been created through eons of water erosion from violent flash floods, revealing the…
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Badlands

  Badlands are a type of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by wind and water. They are characterized by steep slopes, minimal vegetation, loose, brittle soils and high drainage density. Canyons, ravines,…
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Wahwheap Hoodoos

  The Wahwheap Hoodoos are located in the extreme southern portion of Escalante-Grand Staircase, somewhat near the town of Big Water, Utah. These hoodoos are formed by the erosion of the soft clay underlayer and the mass of the higher,…
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Badlands

  Badlands are a type of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by wind and water. They are characterized by steep slopes, minimal vegetation, loose, brittle soils and high drainage density. Canyons, ravines,…
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