The geology-packed view from Maricopa Point, looking north to northeast; near the photo’s center lies the east-west oriented narrow inner gorge of the canyon carved into the dark rock of the Grand Canyon Metamorphic Suite shot through with stringers of pinkish Zoroaster Granite, above lie multihued, horizontally layered Paleozoic age sedimentary rocks, and sandwiched in between, the tilted sedimentary layers of the Grand Canyon Supergroup.