200 Million Years Ago: Early Jurassic Paleo-satellite View of Colorado

Uploaded: Nov. 6, 2015, 10:40 a.m. | Modified: May 23, 2019, 8:28 p.m. | Albums: Paleo-Satellite Views
200 million years ago, Colorado was a barren desert. The Ancestral Rocky Mountains were still present, but erosion had greatly reduced their topographic relief.

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.

Geologic age: 200Ma