Book Cliffs, Utah

September 16, 2006


Provided by: John Stetson
Summary authors & editors: John Stetson

In this picture my sons, Charley and Peter, are in the foreground of Book Cliffs, Utah. On June 24, 2002 my sons and I rode our bicycles the length of the cliffs, 95 miles (152) km from Green River, Utah to Grand Junction, Colorado. This may be one of the longest, continuous escarpments in North America. Marine fossils can be found in the sandstone that was formed during the Cretaceous Period when the "Western Interior Seaway" covered this part of Utah. Just south of the Cliffs is Arches National Park.

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