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The Geology of Zion National Park

Although the geology of the Zion National Park includes nine known exposed formations, all visible in Zion National Park in the U.S. state of Utah, Zion is predominately the result of one spectacular unit, the Navajo Sandstone. Zion’s formations represent about 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation in that part of North America. Part of a super-sequence of rock units called the Grand Staircase, the time exposed […]

The Geology of Zion National Park

Although the geology of the Zion National Park includes nine known exposed formations, all visible in Zion National Park in the U.S. state of Utah, Zion is predominately the result of one spectacular unit, the Navajo Sandstone. Zion’s formations represent about 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation in that part of North America. Part of a super-sequence of rock units called the Grand Staircase, the time exposed […]