The Colorado Plateau:  A Geological Wonderland

text & photos by Linda and Dr. Dick Beuscher

This land is characterized by high mountains, rugged, eroded plateaus, river gorges, volcanic peaks, sandstone arches, spires and hoodoos and includes the splendor of the Grand Canyon. It is the most untamed landscape of the lower 48 states. It is also home to the largest cluster of national parks (10) and national monuments (17) found anywhere in the world. Ten Native American tribes claim the Colorado Plateau as their homeland and share the arid region with a multitude of unique and scarce high desert plants and animals…

(read/see more: Live Science)

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