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Near Carlsbad in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area

 
 
Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area Marker
Inscription. Fellow Travelers, imagine the land and mountains before you covered by a deep inland sea. Then imagine a large reef forming over 255 million years ago. As the inland sea vanished minerals such as calcite and aragonite bonded together the sea life that remained, which helped to create the unique mountains, canyons and caves of the Guadalupes. You may still find a trace of that sea life, a sponge, some algae, clams or snails as you journey through the Guadalupes.

BLM manages these public lands with you, the traveler, in mind. Use your imagination to take yourself back in time, while you enjoy the mystery of this area.
 
Erected by U. S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 32° 4.573′ N, 104° 26.826′ W. Marker is near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is on U.S. 62 at milepost 7.5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlsbad NM 88220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guadalupe Mountains (a few steps from this marker); Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather
Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area Marker (on the left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area Marker (on the left)
(approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural Features
 
Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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