Canyon Sunrise, Canyon de Chelly

Canyon Sunrise   Copyright © 2006 John D. Clark

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The walls of Canyon de Chelly are composed of a massive sandstone named the de Chelly sandstone. The sands in this rock are the result of huge sand dune deposits former over 250 million years ago when the region had a subtropical climate. These wind blown dune sands are responsible for the beautiful crossbeds and textures seen in the cliff walls.

  

© 2006 John D. Clark
Updated 12/28/2006