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Colorado Plateau Province

The Colorado Plateau Province of the Intermontane Plateaus is to the west of the southern Rocky Mountains — in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. It is characterized for the most part by large-textured forms. These have developed on a great thickness of nearly horizontal Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Tertiary formations, and by a dry climate.

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