Vista Encantada offers a marvelous view into the southern fork of Nankoweap Canyon; consider that the Kaibab Limestone forming the foundation of your perch is one and the same with the rock layer capping the Marble Platform opposite the river gorge in the distance, a substantial difference in elevation made possible by uplift of the Kaibab Platform during the Laramide Orogeny 80-40 million years ago.