Long Canyon on the Burr Trail
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
When we drove through Long Canyon portion of the Burr Trail, we marveled at the size of the sandstone cliffs that surrounded us. The walls ascend as high as 600 feet above the canyon floor. We passed many humongous boulders close to the road and said a few prayers that more wouldn’t come tumbling down while we were passing through!
Rock fractures and erosion are very evident in this rugged landscape. The white rock shades are created from water leaching through the sandstone. And erosion from long-ago floods created the “swiss cheese” holes visible in the upper right-hand side of photo.
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