Along a scenic stretch of interstate in utah, an unusual formation called the devils slide can be found. Popular utah history books meet your next favorite book. The devils slide is the tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that once occupied utah is the distant geologic past. There is a very similar looking devils slide just north of the north entrance to yellowstone national park, so this formation is unusual, but not unique.
Building historically books 2 mining history books 10 native american books 11 wild west books 10 roadside history books 8 utah history books 29 opening the west books 16. Devils slide limestone rock formation in weber canyon, morgan county, utah. There is a pull out view area off of i84 that allows a good view of the slide. Devils slide is an unusual geological formation located near the border of wyoming in northern utahs weber canyon, near the community of. Devils slide is a geological formation located near the border of wyoming in northern utahs weber canyon, near the community of croydon in morgan county, utah, united states. The tom lantos tunnels opened in 20, retiring the section of highway 1 that would reopen in 2014 as multiuse, recreational devils slide trail.
The book was a project of the morgan county historical society. Geologic wonders the devils slide wasatch gem society. When the devil was finally conquered in weber canyon. Devils slide coast wears traces of all eras of california history. About 170 to 180 million years ago, a shallow sea originating from the north spread south and east over areas of what are now montana, wyoming, and utah. A kid utah western adventure kindle edition by casper, scotty v. Its the latest addition to the san mateo county parks system.
A history of the union portland cement company and devil s slide, utah. The crofutts new overland tourist guide, 1878 describes the rock monument as this slide or two serrated rocks is composed of two ridges of granite rock reaching from the river nearly to the summit of a sloping grassclad mountain. Devils slide federal credit union does not provide and is not responsible for the products, services, or overall website content available to any thirdparty websites. Carr is the author of the historical guide to utah ghost towns 4. Devils gate, just a couple of miles east of the mouth of weber canyon, was. Devils slide, utah a sunset man plunged 150 feet to his death early today when he lost his balance on top of a towering cement storage silo at the ideal cement co.
Navigation books 8 first aid books 11 knots books 8 history. Vintage movies, mom dayslcvintage moviespark city family historywisconsindevilutahplaces ive been. The slide consists of two parallel limestone strata that have been tilted to lie vertical, protruding 40 feet 12 m out of the mountainside. Devils slide rock formation this is a natural rock formation visible from i84. A history of morgan county, utah centennial county history series. The devils slide in utah is a unique natural phenomenon that has attracted curious passerbys for hundreds of years. Engraving of the devils slide, unusual geological formation, from. Devils slide utah places of geologic significance on. Drone footage of the devils slide on i84 in utah youtube. Discover devils slide bunker in pacifica, california. A kid utah western adventure kindle edition by scotty v. Devils slide morgan 2020 all you need to know before. This new section of the california coastal trail offers stunning views of dramatic rock formations and the crashing surf below.
It is located between morgan and henefer, along i84 between mile markers 110 and 111. Julius bien contributing institution california state library collection california history section picture catalog rights. Stay at point montara light station, imported to prevent shipwrecks that. Sorry for the quiet talking, but my mother didnt want the people around her hearing what she wa. Devils slide is an unusual cliff rock formation on the side of cinnabar mountain located in gallatin national forest in park county, montana north of yellowstone national park. At one time the population of the tiny village exceeded 250 people. Looking like a large playground slide fit only for the devil, this site is a tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that occupied utahs distant. Rockhounding books prospecting books mining books 8 navigation, first aid and knots. Devils slide is a geological formation located near the border of wyoming in northern utahs. By the 1950s, the road at devils slide had developed a reputation for danger.
Whats the story behind devils slide in morgan county. It was during this decade that cal hinton began working for. Ferdinand vandeveer, 18291887 date created andor issued 1870 publication information new york. From prehistory to present, may explains utah as it is today and its promise for the future. Devils playground consists of tertiaryage approximately 38 million years old granitic rock formed from a cooling magma body that intruded overlying paleozoic. Mormons, miners, padres, mountain men, and the openi. In addition to limestone the main ingredient in cement silver, lead, copper, coal, iron, sulphur, and mica have been found in morgan, but most mining has been on a small scale. The devils slide, utah carleton emmons watkins, photographer american, utah, 1873 1874 albumen print 20 12 x 15 38 in buy now the devils slide geological formation, visible from interstate. Indeed, there is a famous devils slide located in utah. The devils slide rock formation is most definitely something to see for everyone.
Vintage movies, mom dayslcvintage moviespark cityfamily historywisconsindevilutahplaces ive been. Pull outs on both sides of the freeway allow travelers to take a closer look at the giant rock formation. Here is some cool footage of the devils slide on i84 in utah. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Looking like a large playground slide fit only for the devil, this site is a tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that occupied utah s distant geologic past, carl ege of the utah. It was known for landslides and erosion that often occur during winter storms, sometimes making the road impassable. George allen wrote of utah s slide in one of his journals, quoted. Willard marriott library 295 south 1500 east, suite 5400 salt lake city, utah 84112. A peoples history provides a sweeping view of the states past. The area around this formation used to be a shallow sea some 170180 million years ago, which occupied the territory of todays montana, wyoming, and utah. One of the strangest geological formations on earth. Photograph shows serrated rock formations at devils slide, weber canyon, utah. The town was named devils slide after an interesting nearby rock formation. Enjoy picnic tables, benches, restrooms and information kiosks.
Devils slide trail pacifica 2020 all you need to know. Some content on this page was disabled on march 7, 2019 as a result of a dmca takedown notice from gibbs m. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading dispute at. The sides are composed of hard, dense limestone layers around 40 feet high, 25 feet apart, and several hundred feet long that seem to slide down the hillside. Construction of the road began in 1935 and was completed in 1936, replacing the steep, narrow, and winding pedro mountain road. Collection of early californian and western american pictorial material the devils slide, weber canyon utah image the devils slide. Members of the 1871 hayden geological survey saw said feature in person. This distinctive formation can be viewed from highway 89 and was created from alternate beds of limestone, sandstone, quartzites that have been tilted to lie nearly vertical and have eroded at different rates. Devils slide is a national historic monument in utah when pioneers first roamed the area sometime in the mid19th century, they would refer tothe area of croydon as gutter defile, probably thanks to what a few decades later become known as the devil s slide.
Immediately east of devils slide is a former stretch of california state route 1, famous for closures and landslides, which also was called devils slide. Approximately 170 to 180 million years ago, a shallow sea originating from the north spread south and east over areas of what are now montana, wyoming, and utah. Seen from interstate 84 near the community of croydon. The historic completion of the devils slide tunnel has opened a playground for hikers, bikers and explorers on the cliffhugging road which was highway 1. At provided overlooks, trail users may rest on benches and gaze through observation scopes and take in the view of the. Morgan county is in the mountain time zone utc 7 hours.
Located on bureau of land management and state land, devils playground is a relatively unknown geologic curiosity found in a remote region of northwestern utah. Devils slide populated place profile morgan county, utah. Much of the information in this synopsis came from the book remember devils slide. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit.
A huge limestone chute of two parallel slabs of rock runs down the mountainside. Geologists have explained that the formation is a remnant of tilted sediment that was deposited in an ancient sea that once around 180 million years ago claimed the territories of what is nowadays utah, montana, wyoming, and northern arizona. Devils slide bunker pacifica, california atlas obscura. Devils slide morgan 2020 all you need to know before you. It has undoubtedly taken the devils slide millions of years to form and reach its current appearance. Looking like a large playground slide fit only for the devil, this site is a tilted remnant of sediments deposited in a sea that occupied utah s distant geologic past. The graffiticovered remnants of a former triangulation station are balanced precariously on this california peak. The slide is a great example of how rock layers of differing composition are affected by erosion. It slopes up from south to north and features gorgeous cliff views, great historical and environmental signage, and dramatic cliffs rock. Engraving of the devils slide, unusual geological formation, from the book crofutts new overland tourist and pacific coast guide, weber canyon, utah, 1879. Devils slide utah ghost town ghost towns and history.
Intervening layers have eroded more quickly, forming a channel some 8 feet 2. It is an intriguing to note that the sign promoted both devils slide and devils gate. Visit working archeological sites where artifacts from ohlone villages and mexican ranchos are layered with evidence of the prohibition booze trade. The mystery of utah history thursday, june 25, 2015. Get directions, maps, and traffic for devils slide, ut. See more ideas about devil, utah and playground slide. This important industrial product has been produced at the devils slide plant for more than 80 years. The little devils slide bunker acquired its peculiar appearance after a montara man bought the land from the military and dug away much of the. When the devil was finally conquered in weber canyon an alcove, all thats left of devils gate today in weber canyon, photo by whitney arave.884 144 71 275 478 1022 83 134 1617 582 1032 1113 657 1290 957 591 1375 562 460 1466 820 825 707 220 1037 20 1462 831 867 1327 1127 1340 95 232 348 334 1462 1474 1257 1319 387 580 652 4