A two-shot panoramic view of the Mongollon Rim (we were approximately 2,000 feet high) overlooking the famous cow pies (below) and Sedona, Arizona (in the background).
The Mongollon Rim is a steep escarpment marking the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The Plateau extends north and east into Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. In this area, the rim is a result of uplift along the north side of an east-west trending fault and the removal of about 2,500 feet of Paleozoic age sedimentary rocks from the uplifted edge of the plateau. This erosion has caused the rim to recede about seven miles from the fault since the initial uplift occurred 15 to 20 million years ago. This movement was followed by volcanic activity which spread lava over the plateau and rim in several places.
Photo captured May 6, 2013.
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