The Beehive State is splitting at the seams with wondrous geological contrast. Utah s high mountains, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, folds, and breaks itself apart,
run like a backbone down the center of the state. To the east, the Colorado Plateau s flat-lying sedimentary rock is wondrously exposed in canyons, arches, and breaks. To the west is the immense Great Basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth.
Roadside Geology of Utah s 65 road guides traverse the state s major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. With fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah s rocks.