Volcanic Lava Activity – Bryce Canyon Country

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Much of Bryce Canyon Country’s unique landscape reflects an interesting volcanic history. Exposed geology reveals ancient lava deposits. and large lava fields on the Markagunt Plateau show evidence of volcanic activity as recent as one thousand years ago.

Hikers walk up a hillside covered in volcanic rock

One of the most significant areas of volcanic activity in the Bryce Canyon region is the Markagunt Plateau, beginning about 5 million years ago. The latest eruption occurred around 1,000 years ago, based

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