DESERT PARK RM 2

NGS PID:
FP0272
Coordinates:
N 35.075583° W 109.76945°
Location:
Elevation:
5815.96 ft.
Type:
Reference Mark Disk
Setting:
Square Concrete Monument
Year Established:
1936
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 19, 2008

For more information, see: DESERT PARK

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

The disk was recovered in good condition, however the monument has cracked and the soil surrounding the monument has undergone severe erosion, exposing all four sides of the concrete to a depth of about 20 inches. The monument appears to be straight and stable, but it may have shifted.

Interstate 40 now follows the path of the former U.S. Highway 66 in this area. Access the mark via the Petrified Forest exit from I-40 (exit 311). Follow Park Road in a generally northeasterly direction for approximately 1 mile to a park service road on the right. Follow the service road approximately 0.6 miles northeasterly to the station and reference marks on the right.

NGS Reference Mark Disk DESERT PARK RM 2
NGS Reference Mark Disk DESERT PARK RM 2
Eyelevel view of the monument, showing severe erosion of the surrounding soil.
Eyelevel view of the monument, showing severe erosion of the surrounding soil.
Looking out over the Painted Desert.
Looking out over the Painted Desert.
Looking NNE toward the station.
Looking NNE toward the station.

For more information, see: DESERT PARK