Red Canyon Scenic Overlook

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Vast landscapes and gently rolling meadows characterize Wyoming topography. Seemingly banal, this cut in the earth is a wealth of information - dating back to the Permian era 60 million years ago when the red canyon started forming. The burnt color is a result of the oxidation of iron within the rock. Although the Wyoming of today is landlocked, these geographical features are indicative of ancient seas that once flowed on this same spot. (Submitted by Gary Steele)