Hogback, Wyoming

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

When a tilted layer of rock resists erosion and forms a ridge, it is called a hogback. This hogback is not far west of Devil's Gap, Wyoming. A layer of limestone forms the crest of the ridge. In humid climates limestone dissolves easily but in dry climates it resists erosion.

Location: 42o 21' 04" N, 107o 27' 36" W.

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Created 25 November 2005, Last Update 15 January 2020