Monument Rocks - Scott City, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators
N 38° 47.747 W 100° 45.857
14S E 346784 N 4295593
Quick Description: Monument Rocks, KS
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2021 2:03:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM14EGR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
These chalk formations were created during the Cretaceous period when the area was under the Niobrara Seaway.

80 million years ago, the formations were a thick sea bed. They formed as microscopic organisms and marine life remains calcified.

The Rocky Mountain slow uplift at the end of the Cretaceous period drained the seaway. Sedimentary material was deposited during the Tertiary period. In the Pleistocene period, glaciers and rains formed most of today’s rivers and creeks. At this time the chalk beds were cut from the sea bed by the Smoky Hill river. Harder layers in the chalk protected the underlying rock from erosion, but the monuments continue to erode.

Please do not climb the rocks or dig for artifacts.

Visitation is free.
Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

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