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The area around inspiration point is a classical example of the Claron or Wasatch formation.
This is the “youngest” formation of rocks within Colorado Plateau and shows more or less how Bryce Canyon was “made”:
A huge system of lakes filled the region of central and eastern Utah during the Eocene epoch (which was 56 – 34 million years ago). Iron oxide enriched lime was deposited in the deepest beds, followed by calcium-rich mud layers and various sand deposits closer to the surface.
Lithification took place, after climate change and the lake’s shrinkeage.
Now visible are the Pink Cliffs (the iron oxide enriched limestone) and above the White Cliffs (limestone and sandstone).
Still, the name of this View – Silent City – refers to the more romantic approach of the silent city, which was left after god coyote has transformed it’s people into stone.
Address: Inspiration Point - in Main Amphitheatre
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