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Hiking The Southwest's Geology Four Corners Region

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Eager to explore the dramatic canyons, mesas, and isolated mountain ranges of the Colorado Plateau? Discover ancient sand dunes, a vanished sea, and colorful sedimentary layers, places where dinosaurs once roamed? Hike a slot canyon through layers of volcanic tuff to an overlook of unique rock formations? Naturalist and photographer Ralph Hopkins leads you through the region to reveal its geologic history and expose its most spectacular scenery.
  • 50 diverse hikes
  • Each hike headlined with the geologic features you'll encounter
  • Detailed discussion of the landscape you'll see on the trail
  • Handy information blocks list hike length, elevation, difficulty, and more
  • Introduction to basic geologic history and principles
  • Stunning full-color photographs throughout
Areas covered?are Arizona's Plateau hikes including the Grand Canyon. Utah's Plateau Hikes including all of Utah's National Parks. Colorado and New Mexico Plateau Hikes.?? Other Moab area hikes include Fisher Towers, Goblin Valley, and the San Rafael Swell.

Author Ralph Hopkins has a master's degree in geology and works as an expedition leader, naturalist, and photographer.

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