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Red Canyon




Plate 139X. Red Canyon 1936-2003 Viewed north-northeast at the mouth of Red Canyon. The Sevier fault seaparates the dark-colored basalt on the left form the light-colored Wasatch limestone, or Bryce formation, on the right. Wyoming big sage appears largely unchanged, but pinyon, juniper, and ponderosa pine have increased.

Photo Information:

U.S. Geological Survey photograph taken by J.C. Anderson (No. 34) in 1936; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 23, 2003 - - Photo No. 5160-14. Original photograph held by U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer


South West: Section 27, Range 4½ West, Township 35 South; UTM 382800 E, 4178150 N; elevation 7,060 ft.

January 2018