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Roadside Geology of Utah


By Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic

Learn about the Geology of Utah with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 370 pages that are packed with detailed information about Utah Geology. See table of contents below. Second edition.

Roadside Geology of Utah (Second Edition)Table of Contents

Getting Started1
The Face of the Earth1
Geologic Time1
Looking Deeper2
Rocks and Minerals5
A Word about Formations10
Joints, Faults, and Folds10
Great Events in Utah13
High, Wide, and Lonesome: The Plateau Country 25
Where Brilliant Colors Meet your Eyes25
In Earth's Sculpture Garden: Weathering and Erosion25
The Colorado Plateau: A Raft in a Stormy Sea of Mountain Building27
Getting to Know Utah's Plateau Country28
Of What Use Can Such a Desert Be?32
Road Guides to the Colorado Plateau32
I-70: Colorado State Line - Green River32
I-70: Green River - Fremont Junction36
US 6 / 191: Green River - Price42
US 40: Heber City - Duchesne46
US 40: Duchesne - Colorado State Line50
US 89: Arizona State Line - Kanab56
US 163: Arizona State Line - Bluff60
US 191: Arizona State Line - Monticello65
US 191: Monticello - 1-7071
US 191: Helper - Duchesne76
Utah 9: I-15 - Mt. Carmel Junction79
Utah 10: Price - Fremont Junction83
Utah 24: Fruita - I-70 near Green River87
Utah 95: Hanksville - Blanding92
Utah 128: Cisco - Moab99
Utah 276: Natural Bridges - Utah 95 via Halls Crossing at Lake Powell103
II. Utah's Backbone: The High Country 109
Mountain Building Dramatically Exposed109
Many Uses for These Mountains114
Road Guides for Utah's High Country114
I-70: Fremont Junction - Cove Fort114
I-80 / 84 loop: Salt Lake City - Uintah121
US 6: Price - Spanish Fork125
US 89: Kanab - Panguitch130
US 89: Panguitch - Sevier135
US 89: Salina - Thistle141
US 89: Brigham City - Garden City146
US 189 and US 40: Provo - Silver Creek Junction151
US 191 and Utah 44: Vernal - Wyoming State Line156
Utah 12: Torrey - US 89 near Panguitch164
Utah 14: Cedar City - Long Valley Junction170
Utah 24: Sigurd - Fruita174
Utah 30 and 16: Garden City - Woodruff179
Utah 39: Woodruff - Ogden183
Utah 143: Panguitch - Parowan188
Utah 150: Kamas - Wyoming State Line192
III. The Great Basin and the Wasatch Front 197
Gaunt Mountain Ranges and Empty Basins197
Erosion and Weathering in a Landlocked Basin199
Thick Sediments, Huge Volcanoes, and Mountain Building200
In the Shadow of Faults201
People and the Vast Desert201
The Great Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville202
Road Guides of the Great Basin and Wasatch Front208
I-15 and I-84: Idaho State Line - Salt Lake City208
I-15: Salt Lake City - Spanish Fork213
I-15: Spanish Fork - Scipio219
I-15: Scipio - Cove Fort222
I-15: Cove Fort - Cedar City227
I-15: Cedar City - Arizona State Line230
I-80: Wendover - Salt Lake City235
US 6: Santaquin - Delta239
US 6 / 50: Delta - Nevada State Line244
Utah 50: Delta - Salina248
Utah 18: St. George - Beryl Junction251
Utah 21: Nevada State Line - Beaver255
Utah 30: Snowville - Nevada State Line260
Utah 36: Tintic Junction - I-80264
Utah 56: Uvada - Cedar City268
Utah 257: Milford - Hinckley271
IV. Something Special: Parks, Monuments and Recreation Area 277
Arches National Park277
Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument282
Canyonlands National Park288
Capitol Reef National Park296
Dinosaur National Monument299
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area305
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument312
Natural Bridges National Monument317
Rainbow Bridge National Monument320
Timpanogos Cave National Monument322
Zion National Park325
Glossary333
Museums, Maps and General References347
Index357