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New map highlights geological features on the way to Yellowstone

Map of Wyoming with areas marked that are of geological significance.
Wyoming State Geological Survey

In honor of Yellowstone National Park's 150th anniversary, the Wyoming Geological Survey has launched a map showcasing roadside geology when traveling to Yellowstone.

The map focuses on geological sites along four different routes to the park including those heading west on Interstate 90, east on Interstate 80 and then north, or heading north on Interstate 25.

Wyoming Geological Survey's Christina George said the map tries to highlight the geologic wonders of the state.

"[From] dinosaur tracks that we highlight in one part of the state, there's interesting canyons, there's Fossil Butte," said George. "There's just a lot of remarkable geology in Wyoming."

Each geological stop goes into detail about the science of how the location came to be. While the map is targeted toward visitors to Yellowstone National Park, George said locals could use it to learn more about their surroundings, too.

Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila received her master in journalism from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the surrounding areas with her two pups and husband.
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