US 6 – Davenport Road

6_small Davenport Road

mintdav1Here at Davenport Road, Mint Canyon narrows quite a bit due to a change in geology. South of here, the hills are composed of mostly Miocene sedimentary rock. North, starting at the Narrows, the rock changes to mostly Paleozoic metamorphic rocks, which are more resistant to erosion. Many mines and old highway alignments can be seen along the side of the highway through here.

Bridge over Mint Canyon Creek just south of Davenport Road. Originally built in 1934, it was washed out in 1993.
Bridge over Mint Canyon Creek (53-0024) just south of Davenport Road. Originally built in 1934, it was washed out in 1993.

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