Saturday, January 12, 2013

Purple Cliffs

" How much paint did it take to make the cliffs purple?" An actual question asked by a tourist visiting Durango. Geologically, the Purple Cliffs are known as the McDermott Formation. They are the  stream and mudflow deposits that washed off the La Plata Mountains as they started to uplift during the late Mesozoic Era (66 Milion years ago).

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