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Picturesque Moon Hill, looking northwest, from Shaw Butte, near Moon Valley, in Phoenix, Arizona.

   The small hill near the center of this scene is Moon Hill (1678 ft elevation, 511m), in this northwesterly-looking view from Shaw Butte.  It's composed entirely of flat-lying to gently northeast-tilted lava flows, which occurred roughly between 20 and 13 million years ago.  They represent some of the youngest rocks exposed in the Phoenix area.
   In the near distance are the Hedgpeth Hills (left, from which you can get a reverse view), and Deem Hills (closer to center).  Behind them, in the far left background, are the Hieroglyphic Mountains, and on the right are the Bradshaw Mountains.
   See the GeoHistory page if you want to know more about why the landscape looks the way it does, or return to the map of "The Rocks of the Valley of the Sun" for more view locations.
   You can also send this as an E-Postcard to your friends!

  This is view number 5 of 5 scenes from the Shaw Butte area, in Phoenix, Arizona.
  Read a GeoStory™ about an unusual feature of Moon Hill in "Touchstone".

  There are more GeoStories available, too.

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