Dining Table Of The Gods

The Sentinel Mesa in Utah's Monument Valley.
The Sentinel Mesa in Utah’s Monument Valley.
The Devil's Tower in Wyoming.
The Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.

Mountains aren’t always conical. A mesa is a flat, wide, tabletop-like landform with steep sides. The Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border has a vast cluster of them.

A butte is like a mesa, only smaller. The Devil’s Tower in Wyoming is a butte.

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