Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Canyons in Time
Navajo National Monument
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.
Location. 36° 40.698′ N, 110° 32.454′ W. Marker is in Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Arizona Route 564. Touch for map. The marker is near the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upside-down Mountain (here, next to this marker); Dinosaur Footprint (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wagon Sandal Trail (within shouting distance of this marker).
Categories. • Paleontology •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 13 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.