This is a southeast facing view from the Grand View Point Trail. The White Rim Sandstone (a sandstone geologic formation) forms the ledges around Monument Basin, a side canyon of the Colorado River gorge. The Needles Overlook mesa and the Abajo Mountains are in the distance.
The Island in the Sky mesa that we are standing on rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet (304 m) above the surrounding terrain.
Below we can see how the Green and Colorado rivers carved two large canyons into the Colorado Plateau.
Grand View Point trail.
The Island in the Sky district of the Canyonlands National Park, Utah. November 2019