House Mountain, Sedona, Arizona | While mostly known for its world famous red rocks, the Sedona area also boasts many other geo-phenomena. One is called House Mountain, a mid-Miocene shield volcano located about six miles southwest of Uptown Sedona. In this stunning aerial view to the north, House Mountain can be seen as the non-red rock terrane in the lower half of the photo. The crater of the volcano is clearer visible as the nearly circular feature at left center. Note the abrupt termination of the crater and lava rocks against the Permian-age red rocks. In this five part series we will examine the relationship between the House Mountain volcano and the red rocks.
The San Francisco Peaks, a Pleistocene stratovolcano with a collapsed summit, can be seen on the skyline in this photograph). Photograph by Ted Grussing, text by Wayne Ranney.
Holm, R.F., 2016, The North Verde Volcanic Field, Verde Valley, Arizona. http://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1687