Rivers of asphalt parallel the Salt River (dry here, before
the filling of the Tempe Town Lake), as it flows through Tempe. This view looks
east-northeast from Tempe Butte. Turning around 180 to the southwest, the domed
shape of the South Mountain rises above downtown
Tempe. Tempe Butte is a block of age and
rocks, tilted away from South Mountain.
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.
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