Sand Creek contains some of the best examples of topple blocks and cross-bedded sandstone in the Western Hemisphere. It’s located primarily within Wyoming, with some of the landmark extending into Colorado.
Designated in 1984, this massive 5,118 acre natural landmark encompasses federal, state and privately owned land. Some sections are open to public visitation.
National Natural Landmark in Larimer Co.
This unique region in northern Colorado and southern Colorado showcase outstanding geological, botanical and paleontological characteristics. Cross bedding typically indicates the presence of water or wind, a flowing medium, which causes the ripple effects in the rock.
Sand Creek begins in the Laramie Mountains of Larimer County, Colorado and flows north into Albany County, Wyoming. There it joins the Laramie River.
Address: near Virginia Dale and Albany Co, WY
GPS: 40°49′46″N 105°47′04″W
Ownership: Federal, State & Private