Park Avenue, Arches National Park, Utah

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

Location: 38o 37' 27" N, 109o 35' 58" W.

This vista is called Park Avenue because the rock spires and vertical walls remind some visitors of the skyscrapers of New York. The rock is fractured by straight cracks called joints. The rocks are all sandstone, belonging to the Entrada Formation of Jurassic age.

Original Scene

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Possible Coloring

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Created 29 June 2009, Last Update 15 January 2020