150 Milion Years Ago: Late Jurassic Paleo-satellite View of Colorado

Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2015, 10:40 a.m. | Modified: Nov. 17, 2015, 3:11 p.m. | Albums: Paleo-Satellite Views
150 million years ago, during the late Jurassic, Colorado was a flat and arid region. The Ancestral Rocky Mountains had been eroded flat, and large river systems existed in some areas. The fossil-rich Morrison Formation formed from sediments deposited during this time.

This animation is part of a series of "paleo-satellite" views that show what Colorado might have looked like if satellite imagery was available millions of years ago.