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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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Nov 9, 2016
Erin Taylor
Oct 4, 2016
Katie Gallagher
Jun 19, 2016
Cari Dakin
Gorgeous!!
Jun 17, 2016
Zack Taylor
May 21, 2016
mark fitz
Aug 9, 2015
Colin Pepper
Lots of mud on my shoes
Jul 19, 2015
Garrett Groves
Sep 15, 2014
Kayleigh Ogden
Beautiful! Especially at sunset when the colors in the rocks illuminate!

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