Eastern Mojave Vegetation Valley of the Gods Road, San Juan County, Utah  
 

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 The Valley of the Gods road is an improved gravel loop which connects UT RT 261 with US RT 163. The road traverses the terrain around the base of Cedar Mesa through extensive outcrops of buttes and mesas of the Permian Halgaito Formation of the Cutler Group. The Halgaito consists of reddish and reddish brown siltstones, mudstones, and sandstone. It interfingers with the overlying aeolian sandstones of the Cedar Mesa and seems to have been deposited as erg-margin and downwind loess blankets and by dryland fluvial systems associated with the Cedar Mesa erg. This loop drive should only be attempted by two-wheel drive vehicles in good weather; four-wheel drive vehicles may be needed if the road is wet and muddy.

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- Demko, T. M., 2003.

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  Demko, T. M. 2003. Super sedimentological exposures: Upper Paleozoic and lower Mesozoic continental and marine successions of the Monument upwarp, Arizona and Utah, USA. Newsletter. No. . Madrid, Spain: International Association of Sedimentologists, December 2003. {TAS-pdf}
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/18/2017 12:11:40 PM