Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mountain that looks like Sand Art


While this looks like a giant sand art sculpture, it actually is the Paria Mountains that is 18 miles from Kanab, Utah on Highway 89, Paria Wilderness, Utah.

A posting at AmazingGeologist indicates the colors on the mountain is made up of iron oxides, manganese, cobalt and other minerals.

The area is now a ghost town as the area has been prone to flooding since pioneers began trying to settle in the area in the late 1800's.

 It was also the backdrop of for many Western.   Wikipedia indicates Buffalo Bill were shot here there in 1943 and  Sergeants 3, in 1961.

The location of the mountains is beside a dirt road that connects to Highway 89 just before the Paria River.  


By John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA (Old PariaUploaded by PDTillman) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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