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Comb Ridge, Bluff

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Comb Ridge is a linear north to south-trending monocline nearly 80 miles long in southeast Utah and northeast Arizona. Its northern end merges with the Abajo Mountains some eleven miles west of Blanding. It extends essentially due south for 45km to the San Juan River. South of the San Juan the ridge turns to the southwest and is more subdued in expression as it extends for an additional 67km to Laguna Creek 9km east of Kayenta, Arizona.It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1976 as the only North American location of tritylodont fossils. Parts of the ridge in Utah are protected as part of the Bears Ears National Monument.GeologyThe geologic formations involved in the east dipping strata of the fold include the Jurassic aged Navajo Sandstone, Kayenta Formation, Wingate Sandstone, Chinle Formation, Triassic Moenkopi Formation and Permian Organ Rock Formation. The structure is the surface expression of a deep fault along the east margin of the Monument Uplift.
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  • This is a wonderful area with fantastic views. Other reviewers have commented about its quietness, and we have to say that we saw nobody else when we visited this area. A really good spot for hiking.  more »
  • While this hike/walk is easy, it does take a very long time! Seeing the Indian ruins and petroglyphs made it worth it though!  more »
  • Love exploring this area. It has great canyons to explore and look for prehistoric ruins, as well as petroglyphs and pictographs. Would not recommend taking any vehicle except high clearance on these ...  more »