Today’s Arizona landscape is home to plateaus, monuments, buttes, rushing rivers, precipitous canyons, snow-capped volcanoes, great escarpments, dry washes, mountain ranges and broad valleys. Throughout the state, Arizona's mineral history has dictated the shape of the railroads and the location of early mining camps. In Northern Arizona, Grand Canyon slices a mile deep exposing a suite of rocks representing over a billion years of Earth history. The rocks tell a story that Dr. Ron Blakey (Professor Emeritus, Northern Arizona University) deciphered to create 16 paleogeographic snapshots of ancient Arizona landscapes.
Click and drag the image above for a 360 degree view of the Rainbow Forest Bone Zone.