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Near Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Red Rocks

 
 
Red Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 20, 2014
1. Red Rocks Marker
Inscription. The colorful formations exposed here are the slope forming Chinle Shale of Triassic age, deposited in streams, lakes, and floodplains some 250 million years ago and the cliff-forming Entrada Sandstone of Jurassic age deposited as windblown sand some 160 million years ago. These are typical landforms of the Colorado Plateau province.
 
Location. 36° 13.85′ N, 106° 22.83′ W. Marker is near Abiquiu, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on Highway 84 (U.S. 84 at milepost 215.5) north of Abiquiu, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is between the town of Abiquiu and the entrance to the Ghost Ranch. Marker is in this post office area: Abiquiu NM 87510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia O’Keeffe (here, next to this marker); Abiquiú (approx. 3.7 miles away); Coelophysis Quarry (approx. 8.7 miles away); Agueda S. Martinez (1898–2000) (approx. 11.7 miles away); El Rito (approx. 12.8 miles away); a different marker also named El Rito (approx. 12.9 miles away); Welcome to the Church of San Juan Nepomuceno (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Red Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 20, 2014
2. Red Rocks Marker
Zoom in to better see the red cliff face behind and to the right of the marker.
Red Rocks at Ghost Ranch Nearby image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 22, 2014
3. Red Rocks at Ghost Ranch Nearby
A short hike from the visitor's center reveals this panorama.
Another Ghost Ranch View image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 20, 2014
4. Another Ghost Ranch View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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