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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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  • There's information to the way little, the few people who met, could usually also tell us where the road leads - ultimately the enlightenment came: procession Panel... we wanted somewhere else, but after we have already a regular part of the way had traveled, did we not reverse - the way is long and staged very exhausting, it is believed there to be equal, but then you must still really far go and look... the Panel is already impressive, but it is not the most impressive, the We have... not a must-see, but already worth seeing
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  • The Comb Ridge area contains many hidden ruins and petroglyphs but should only be attempted by those able to take long hikes over hot slick rock with some moderate climbing. The view from the top is a...  more »
  • Great nature trail, not too strenuous, but must in the early daylight hours to not take too much summer heat: you can see the rock formations, especially those fiery red very typical of the area.
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