The Painted Desert
The Painted Desert is an area of multicolored desert areas that extends along the Colorado River - from the Grand Canyon to the Fossil Forest National Park.
Deep winds and rains, which have been rounded off after the surface layer of the soil has been washed away. They are colored in wonderful tones, due to the different mineral composition of sedimentary rocks. When the deposition process is slow, the aluminum and iron oxides predominate, giving orange, red and pink hues to the scale. With shorter delays, oxygen deficiency results in blue, lavender and gray tones. Particularly at sunset the beauty is unusual.