DESERT PARK

NGS PID:
FP0273
Coordinates:
N 35.075666° W 109.769366°
Location:
Elevation:
5816.99 ft.
Type:
Triangulation Station Disk
Setting:
Square Concrete Monument
Year Established:
1936
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of September 19, 2008
A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

The station and reference mark 1 were recovered in good condition. The monument into which RM 2 is set 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. The azimuth mark was not searched for. The witness post is still in place.

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 Triangulation Station Disk DESERT PARK
NGS Triangulation Station Disk DESERT PARK
Eyelevel view of the station disk in the concrete monument.
Eyelevel view of the station disk in the concrete monument.
View of the station monument and witness post about 16 feet to the northwest.
View of the station monument and witness post about 16 feet to the northwest.
This beautiful, isolated spot was perfect for a triangulation station hunt.
This beautiful, isolated spot was perfect for a triangulation station hunt.
The beautiful Painted Desert surrounds this site, just 100 yards from what remains of old Route 66.
The beautiful Painted Desert surrounds this site, just 100 yards from what remains of old Route 66.
Reference Objects
Designation Status Condition Image
DESERT PARK RM 1 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk DESERT PARK RM 1
DESERT PARK RM 2 Recovered Good NGS Reference Mark Disk DESERT PARK RM 2