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The yellow mounds are actually fossil soils called paleosols that have weathered from the layers above them. The upper layers are comprised of paleosols and volcanic ashes. These mounds are noteworthy because of the various vibrant colors they produce, including a predominant yellow hue. It is possible to find fossils preserved in these paleosols, but be sure not to take any as it violates federal law.

On the Road: There is a small lot for parking and an easily identifiable trail..

Family Friendly: Fun view that the kids can get out and explore.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Jorden Stanley

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Jul 14, 2021
Kelsey Wright
Went as a kid a long time ago.
Jul 4, 2021
Johnny Kube
Awesome
Jul 3, 2021
Marianna Rogers
Viewing of the yellow mounds featuring "surfing" down the pebbly trail of mounds!
May 31, 2021
Liz Rogers
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May 26, 2021
Nicky Wholey
Apr 16, 2021
Jonathan Campbell
Sep 22, 2020
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Aug 16, 2020
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