Dayton in Sheridan County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
In the process of uplift, which created the Big Horn Mountains, faults and fractures formed in the rocks. The thick layers of limestone in this area were fractured parallel to the valley. When a section of the Earth’s crust sank, huge chunks broke loose from a layer of rock, resulting in the massive boulder field before you. Because of the geometric shapes of the rocks, the boulders can be imagined as the toppled buildings of a “fallen city.”
Erected by Bighorn National Forest.
Location. 44° 48.323′ N, 107° 19.522′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker is on U.S. 14, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Bighorn National Forest. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton WY 82836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Syncline Thrust Fault (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hogback (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Woman Mayor in Wyoming (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dayton Community Hall (approx. 5.7 miles away); Tongue River Crossing (approx. 7.8 miles away); Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County Bozeman Trail (approx. 7.8 miles away); Ohlman Postoffice and Stage Station (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dayton.
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