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4 Geological Formations to explore in United States

United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Lamoille Canyon
Lamoille CanyonLamoille Canyon, Nevada 89828, USA

Largest valley in the Ruby Mountains. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) in length, it was extensively sculpted by glaciers in previous ice ages.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA

It is about 15 miles (24 km) west of Las Vegas, and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. More than two million people visit the area each year. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations: a set of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000 feet (910 m) high, making them a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. The highest point is La Madre Mountain, at 8,154 feet (2,485 m).

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

A group of tar pits from where asphalt has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals. The Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.

Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park515, Overton, NV 89040, USA

The state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays.

Map of Geological Formations to explore in United States