The dramatic geology of western states keeps posing questions - what is that? and how did it get to be that way? Roadside geology is your best bet to answer those questions. I consider these esssential references for any trip in the west.

The roadside geology series is a consistently excellent presentation of regional geology. In each state the visible and relevant geology is described along each of the major routes. There are maps, cross sections and photographs.


Of the West
Roadside Geology of Alaska, by Cathy Connor, Daniel O'Haire
Roadside Geology of Arizona, by Halka Chronic
Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California, by Donald W. Hyndman, David D. Alt
Roadside Geology of Colorado, by Halka Chronic
Roadside Geology of Hawaii, by Richard W. Hazlett, Donald W. Hyndman
Roadside Geology of Idaho, by David Alt, Donald W. Hyndman
Roadside Geology of US Interstate 80 Between Salt Lake City and San Francisco, by Kenneth Hamblin
Roadside Geology of Montana, by David Alt, Donald W. Hyndman
Roadside Geology of New Mexico, by Halka Chronic
Roadside Geology of the Northern Rockies, by David Alt
Roadside Geology of Oregon, by David Alt, Donald W. Hyndman
Roadside Geology of Texas, by Darwin Spearing
Roadside Geology of Utah, by Halka Chronic
Roadside Geology of Washington, by David Alt, Donald W. Hyndman
Roadside Geology of Wyoming, by Darwin R. Spearing, David R. Lageson
Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone Country, by William J. Fritz

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