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Red Canyon




Plate 141X. Red Canyon 1936-2003 Viewed north at the mouth of Red Canyon. The Sevier fault separates the dark-colored basalt on the left from the light-colored Wasatch limestone, or Bryce formation, on the right. Wyoming big sage appears unchanged but juniper, pinyon, and ponderosa pine have increased.

Photo Information:

U.S. Geological Survey photograph taken by H.E. Gregory (No. 768) in 1936; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 23, 2003 - - Photo No. 5169-24. 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 383000 E, 4178200 N; elevation 7,080 ft.

January 2018