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Near Cimarron in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Palisades Sill

 
 
Palisades Sill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. Palisades Sill Marker
Inscription. These spectacular cliffs are cut by the Cimarron River through igneous rock known as a sill and composed of the rock type monzonite which was emplaced some 40 million years ago as these Southern Rocky Mountains were being uplifted. Elevation 8,000 feet.

Text of marker from: New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, Public Relations, Official Scenic Historic Markers
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 36° 32.245′ N, 105° 9.14′ W. Marker is near Cimarron, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is on U.S. 64 at milepost 293.9, 2.8 miles west of Hummingbird Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cimarron NM 87714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cimarron Canyon State Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Eagle Nest Lake State Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); Elizabethtown (approx. 6.4 miles away); Wheeler Peak (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cimarron Canyon (approx. 9 miles away); Vietnam Veterans National Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away); Palo Flechado Pass (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Environment
 
<i>back of</i> Palisades Sill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. back of Palisades Sill Marker
It was raining the day I took this photo. Hopefully the rain will lower the fire danger.
Palisades Sill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. Palisades Sill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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