I saw this on the King's Canyon wlak. It looks like the six-toed foot of a monster.
The painted desert contains many colours. At sunrise when the rays hit the hills, they just light up in magnificent colurs.
The Painted Desert is an ancient Inland Sea bed where the hills are the result of rain, weather and erosion. The slopes and shapes include many different colours and shades of orange, yellow and white, and it is the coloured shale on the faces of the hills from which the name “Painted Desert” came