Near Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Cinder Cone - Lava Flows
The cinder cone developed from a series of continuous mild volcanic explosions piling the debris on the surface surronding a volcanic vent. There are numerous cinder cones on the Cedar City Ranger District, many visible from the highway.
These lava flows are very young 1,000-5,000 years. They come from vents not a central volcano. There are many land forms associated with the lava flows: lava tubes, cinder cones, sink holes and craters.
Location. 37° 33.801′ N, 112° 47.347′ W. Marker is near Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is on Utah Route 14 0.2 miles north of Forest Service Road 055, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brian Head UT 84719, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 396 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.