Man in Nature - paulsmit
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’Layered sandstone.’

	A small dry valley above the Paria Canyon shows a finely layered bedrock surface that is composed primarily of wind-blown sand from a vast ancient desert. Later the desert dunes were covered by other materials, they petrified and surfaced again when the Colorado Plateau was uplifted and then eroded. The canyon of the Paria (a tributary of the Colorado) can be found east of Kanab and south of route 89. Photo Mick Palarczyk.