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Formations at Wheeler Geologic Area

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These eroded rock formations are typical of the unique geology found in the Wheeler Geologic Area in the San Juan Mountains. Scientific interest in the geology of southwest Colorado's volcanic area began in the early twentieth century. In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt declared the area as Colorado's first national monument, but it later reverted to the Forest Service as the Wheeler Geologic Area.

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