Green River Overlook
Elevation 6,000 feet
[Left to right]
Land of Standing Rocks
High plateaus and spires eroded from dark brown shale. Well-known rock formations include Lizard Rock, The Plug, Chimney Rock and The Wall. As the raven flies, The Land of Standing Rocks is 15 miles southwest of here.
A district of Canyonlands National Park west of the Green and Colorado Rivers, consisting of a 114-square-mile labyrinth of mesas, steep-sided buttes, and slender towers. Bands of red and white sandstone resemble stripes on a candy cane.
White Rim Road
A landmark in the Maze District named for the dark-brown mineral which occurs in this area. Elevation 6,552 feet.
Named for the Ekker family, who were pioneer ranchers in the area, this formation is just across the border in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Elevation 6,226 feet.
A prominent landmark named by explorer John Wesley Powell in 1869. Vertical rock faces of Wingate Sandstone tower 300 to 450 feet high.
Begins in the Wind River Range of
White Rim Sandstone
A hard layer of white sandstone that forms a sharply-defined rim above the lower level canyons. Made of ancient coastal sand dunes, the White Rim lies about 1,300 feet below this point.
Named by John Wesley Powell for its resemblance to a Turkish turban. White Rim Sandstone acts as a protective cap rock on buttes and spires throughout the park.
The last mountain range to be added to the map of the lower 48 states. Located 55 miles southwest of here, the highest peak is Mt. Ellen, elevation 11,506 feet.
A prominent skyline feature composed of Navajo Sandstone. Located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 38° 22.701′ N, 109° 53.315′ W. Marker is in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker is at the Green River Overlook, at the end of Green River Overlook Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moab UT 84532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
Also see . . .
1. Canyonlands National Park. National Parks Service webpage (Submitted on November 12, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Wesley Powell: A Chronology. PBS "American Experience" entry (Submitted on November 12, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Wesley Powell. U.S. Geological Survey biography (Submitted on November 12, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on February 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.