Wingate Sandstone

Wingate Sandstone is a geologic formation in the Glen Canyon Group that is spread across the Colorado Plateau, including northern Arizona, northwest Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. This rock formation is particularly prominent in southeastern Utah. Wingate sandstone frequently appears just below the Kayenta Formation and Navajo Sandstone (all three formations are in the same group). Together, these three formations can result in immense vertical cliffs of 2000 feet or more. Wingate layers are typically pale orange to red in color, the remnants of wind-born sand dunes deposited approximately 200 million years ago.