Grand County is
situated on a geological province called the Colorado Plateau. The
plateau is drained almost entirely by the Colorado River and its
tributaries, which include the Little Colorado, Green, San Juan, and
Dirty Devil rivers. Geographically, the Colorado Plateau is located
almost entirely in Utah, with small sections extending into the adjacent
states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.
of sandstone and limestone, the plateau has been eroded by large rivers
and other water and wind sources into huge canyons and other complex
erosional forms that make it a rugged, but scenically spectacular,
region. Arches National Park, a red rock wonderland containing the
world’s largest concentration of sandstone arches, is located entirely
within the boundaries of Grand County.
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