Day #2 Outcrop: Navajo Sandstone, near Rifle Falls, Colorado

This is a series of field shots of a lovely little roadcut through Navajo Sandstone on CO 325 about two kilometers south of Rifle Falls State Park shot during FHSU’s Summer Field Camp in May, 2007.

Navajo Sandstone Outcrop in the Ridge Above the Roadcut

And now a little closer, so you can see what caught my eye as we originally drove past.

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Look at those Beautiful Aeolian Crossbeds!

Sure, I’m a hard rock geologist, but who wouldn’t be moved by sedimentary structures as beautiful as these.

Textbook Crossbeds
Too Close!

More where these came from.