Molen Reef geology, Moore Cutoff Road, Emery County, Utah
The Wasatch Plateau is in the far background with Castle Valley seen beneath.
The Ferron Sandstone Member of the Mancos Shale inclines from the onset of the Molen Reef. Below, the Tununk Member of the Mancos Shale gives way to another, less dramatic, slope pertaining to the Dakota Formation and Cedar Mountain Formation. The color-banded (particularly red, from this perspective) hills belong to the Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation. White, brown, gray, and conglomeratic sandstone follow within the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation.
Summerville Formation with small pockets of Curtis Formation are seen in the foreground of this photograph.
This aerial image was captured via plane. Flight courtesy of Ecoflight. ecoflight.org/our-vision.html