One of the few places you can drive under a National Park is I-40 in Arizona.
|Below: Chinle Point looks out over the appropriately named Painted Desert.|
This mesa is capped by a thin veneer of volcanic rock.|
Below: close-ups of the lava flow.
|Blue Mesa is named for a distinctive blue-gray layer of weathered volcanic ash.|
|Left and below: views from the eastern end of Blue Mesa|
|Left and below: the north side of the loop looks out across a colorfully banded canyon.|
|Left and below: numerous logs are well exposed.|
|Agate Bridge is a log over a gully that forms a natural bridge. The concrete underneath, not so natural. Nowadays the log would simply be allowed to collapse naturally.|
|Left and below: cross-bedding in the sandstone.|
|Views from Agate Bridge|
|Petrified wood from various states. Except half of it isn't. It's schist or mylonite.|
Dude, that is not petrified wood! That is vesicular basalt!
Below: numerous logs are exposed around the visitor center.
|Dinosaurs frequented the area.|
|Left and below: Close-ups of the wood.|
|Left: The Teepees|
Petroglyphs pecked into desert pavement
Created 22 July 2012, Last Update 26 September 2012
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