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Abstract

The Wind River Canyon transects the Owl Creek Mountains near the center of Wyoming. The canyon is in the northwest quadrant of the state (Fig. 1) and within the northeast corner of the Wind River Indian Reservation. U.S. 20 traverses the canyon from a point about 15 mi (24 km) north of the town of Shoshoni in the Wind River Basin to the mouth of the canyon about 5 mi (8 km) south of Thermopolis in the Bighorn Basin. The Wyoming Geological Association and the State Highway Department have erected signs that label the geological formations within the canyon; many of the features that will be noted are referenced to mileposts along the highway.

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