Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the Middle Rocky Mountains


  • No Comments

Contributed By


This trip is designed to show participants the granite-cored Laramide (Late Cretaceous-earliest Eocene) mountain ranges in the middle Rocky Mountains, and their various stages of burial by Cenozoic deposits and subsequent Quaternary exhumation. Mountain-flank structures involving Precambrian, Paleozoic, and Mesozoic rocks, the classic Heart Mountain detachment fault complex, and the rootless overthrust mountain ranges of the Wyoming-Utah-Idaho thrust belt are traversed.

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Topics: Geology & the Dynamic Earth

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers