Southwest U.S. 2016 - DHR
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Vermillion Cliffs along AZ Highway Alt 89  near Marble Canyon, AZ.  The Vermilion Cliffs are the second "step" up in the five-step Grand Staircase of the Colorado Plateau located in northern Arizona and southern Utah.   The Vermilion Cliffs are made up of deposited silt and desert dunes, cemented by infiltrated carbonates and intensely colored by red iron oxide and other minerals, particularly bluish manganese.

Vermillion Cliffs along AZ Highway Alt 89 near Marble Canyon, AZ. The Vermilion Cliffs are the second "step" up in the five-step Grand Staircase of the Colorado Plateau located in northern Arizona and southern Utah. The Vermilion Cliffs are made up of deposited silt and desert dunes, cemented by infiltrated carbonates and intensely colored by red iron oxide and other minerals, particularly bluish manganese.

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