Rare, snow-white dune fields composed of gypsum crystals, called selenite, give White Sands National Monument its name. It is located in the Tularosa Basin just south of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Continue reading White Sands National Monument
You will not forget the first time you see Devils Tower. Approaching from the south on Highway 24, the tower suddendly appears from the top of the last rise in the road. It is a solitary sentinel on the rolling plains surrounding the Black Hills, near the Belle Fourche River. It is easy to understand why Theodore Roosevelt established Devils Tower National Monument as our nation’s first national monument. Continue reading Devils Tower National Monument
In southeastern Arizona is Chiricahua National Monument, a geologic wonder. Located in the Chiricahua Mountains, the monument is about 40 miles south east of Willcox, Arizona. Continue reading Chiricahua National Monument
The Grand Canyon isolates the Arizona Strip from the rest of Arizona, making it among the most remote and rugged public land in the lower 48 states. Just south of Utah, the Arizona Strip is home to The Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Continue reading Vermillion Cliffs National Monument
The Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of three distinct areas of the monument. The other two units are the Painted Hills and the Clarno. Continue reading Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds
North-central Oregon is home to a geologic gem called John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. It is made up of three areas: the Painted Hills Unit, Clarno Unit, and Sheep Rock Unit.
In this post, we are going to feature the Painted Hills Unit. Read on to learn more about this amazing location and see some photographs from our gallery.