Looking northwest at one of the Papago
Buttes from the Desert Botanical Garden.
These steeply dipping / beds of
age are riddled with small caves called "". Tall Saguaro cacti (20 to
30 feet, 6 to 10 meters) are visible on the foreground slopes.
The dip is visible at about 45° to the left in this picture, and the tilt
resulted from fault activity associated with the uplift of the South
Mountain , about 8 miles (~13km)
to the southwest. The rocks shown here are the same formation as that found on the
west end of Camelback Mountain. Next View >>