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Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Canyons in Time

Navajo National Monument

 
 
Canyons in Time Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
1. Canyons in Time Marker
Inscription.  The maze of canyonlands stretching before you is the continuing work of millions of years of powerful and pervasive geological forces.

Water scours and down-cuts channels in the soft sandstone plateau. The process is augmented by forces of frost, plants, and alternating expansion and contraction of the rock due to temperature changes. A gradual uplift of the land further promotes canyon-cutting by increasing the speed and cutting force of water. Flowing water is the “freightline” that will carry the entire canyon landscape to the sea.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology.
 
Location. 36° 40.698′ N, 110° 32.454′ W. Marker is in Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Arizona Route 564. The marker is near the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upside-down Mountain (here, next to this marker); Dinosaur Footprint
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(a few steps from this marker); The Pygmy Conifer Forest - An Indian Store (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hogan (within shouting distance of this marker); Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Sagebrush (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandal Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
 
Tsegi Canyon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
2. Tsegi Canyon
Tsegi Canyon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
3. Tsegi Canyon
Navajo National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
4. Navajo National Monument Visitor Center
Sign at the entrance to the National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
5. Sign at the entrance to the National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 16, 2024