View to the
southwest with Granite Spring Canyon entering along the
lower left edge and 220 Mile Canyon in the lower right
quadrant. Diamond Peak appears as a ridge in-between the
county line and the river where it turns to the right on a
more westerly course.
There are several branches of the Hurricane
Fault that are just east (left) of the river. A major
branch continues to the east (left) of Diamond Peak, and
erosion along the fault has produced Peach Springs Canyon.
The Colorado River established and was imbedded in its
current course before the Hurricane Fault system became
active. Hence it has ignored potential erosional weakness
caused by the fault.
Total uplift to the east of the fault is
about 1,400 feet. Where the river starts to turn right at
the county line, the Tapeats Sandstone to the west of the
river is about 250 feet above the river level. To the east
(left) several layers of the Tapeats are present. Each
time a branch of the Hurricane Fault encounters the
Tapeats, the eastern side of the fault lifts the Tapeats
to higher elevations. Thus it has several exposures with
the highest some 1,600 feet above the river.
to river miles 208 to 216
river miles 224 to 232
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