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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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Aug 21, 2022
Erik Bergstrom
Saw as part of the driving loop around the park. Phenomenal park, loved seeing bighorn sheep and deer. Ended visit with a sunset!
Jul 14, 2022
Molly Morris
Went there on way home from Custer
Jul 12, 2022
Laura Stepnicka
July 2022
Jul 4, 2022
Pamela Kupecz
Jun 11, 2022
Clint Ferguson
May 15, 2022
Merritt Stanton
Really yellow…and red!!
Apr 25, 2022
Jill Shaddy-Gouvion
Mar 23, 2022
Regan Muth
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