GEOL 373 Regional Geology: Colorado Plateau

In this course students studied the regional geology of the Colorado Plateau and the Grand Canyon. The American Southwest is home to some of the most spectacular and diverse geology on the planet and the Grand Canyon lays open one of our greatest geological stories. They studied a record of deep time preserved in the Canyon walls and the plateau above the rim of one of our greatest geological wonders; travelled from modern sediments in the Great Salt Lake and current erosional processes in Arches National Monument, to the ~2 billion year old Vishnu metamorphics deep in the Canyon; and investigated aspects of sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geomorphology, tectonics, and hydrology along the way. And had a lot of fun.

Prerequisite: For geology majors