Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Wave, Arizona - Amazing Places

The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in the United States of America near the Arizona and Utah border on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. “The Wave” consists of intersecting U-shaped troughs that have been eroded into Navajo Sandstone of Jurassic age.

Elevation                        5,225 feet (1,593 m)
                                                                 Latitude                                     36° 59′ 45.84″ N
                                                                 Longitude                                  112° 0′ 21.9″ W
                                                                 Location                            Coconino County, Arizona, USA
                                                                 USGS Topo Map                        Coyote Buttes
                                                                 Age of Rock                                Jurassic

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