canyon country

Encyclopedia Article


A general reference to much of the Four Corners region of the U.S., whose geological distinctiveness is in great part derived from the riddles of canyons, large and small, that break the terrain of this part of the country into a series of interlinked canyon systems, fragmented watersheds, and iconic geologic formations.

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"Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, September 13, 2010" by Rob DeGraff is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND.