Sugarite Canyon State Park

Sugarite Canyon State Park

Nature & Wildlife

Geology

An extended cliff of basaltic rock columns, often referred to as “caprock,” is the dominant geologic feature at the park. About 12 million years ago, broad sheets of molten lava erupted from a nearby volcano, forming layers of balsalt rock 10 to 100 feet thick. Rock climbing is allowed on the caprock.