Geology

Geology

The rocks that make up the canyon are the petrified remains of prehistoric sand dunes laid down when a shallow ocean filled this portion of North America. Cross bedding is noticable in the soft sandy walls. Many large overhangs with spiraling grooves carved into the sandstone loom overhead. Millions of years of erosion created this awesome splender of Mother Nature. Over time, the water started cutting it's way into this sandstone with tremendous force creating eddies and whirlpools, this is what makes the spiraling walls referred to as the Corkscrew formation.

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P.O. Box 4586
Page, Arizona 86040

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Office Phone
Dalvin Etsitty
928-698-3384

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dineh@page.az.net


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Address

P.O. Box 4586
Page, Arizona
86040

Office Phone

928-698-3384