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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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Jun 8, 2018
Amy Kortisses
May 28, 2018
Robert Post
Quick 2 hours hike around these mounds.
May 26, 2018
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May 3, 2018
Chris P
Beautiful
Apr 16, 2018
Michael Brown
Feb 24, 2018
Quinn Luepke
Dec 25, 2017
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Dec 20, 2017
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