Geology Fieldnotes: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Annabelle Foos, University of Akron, Geology Department

Located on the Colorado Plateau in Utah, this canyon is comprised mostly of sedimentary rocks, and continues to be eroded and shaped by the Paria River. Its geologic and human history are outlined on this site, including the formation of the canyon, from the Cretaceous period (144 million years ago) to the present, and geologic features, such as fins, columns, pinnacles, and hoodoos. Visitor information, links to other resources, maps, and a teacher feature (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples) are also available.

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Subject: Geography:Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geomorphology, Structural Geology
Focus on the Cretaceous: Stratigraphy, Places-Cretaceous Geology
Topics: Earth surface, Time/Earth History, Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Solid Earth