Once you clear the trails “saddle” the macro and landscapes views are breathtaking. As Lad continued to remind us, we are hiking in an area that has experienced huge metamorphic changes over the last 300+million years.
In fact, the trail that Lad brought us through had fossilized dinosaur foot print. We all imagined what it would have been if Lad met a dinosaur on the trail. LOL
The rock layer enclosing the fossils is a sandstone and conglomerate bed of alluvial or river bed origin known as the Morrison Formation from the Jurassic Period some 150 million years old. The dinosaurs and other ancient animals were carried by the river system which eventually entombed their remains in Utah.