Pipe Creek Canyon’s eastern headwall is adorned by a layer cake of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks whose alternating cliff-slope topography is a product of differential erosion, while in the distance, the Grand Canyon’s North Rim displays a similar banded pattern; look more closely at the nearby cliffs, you may notice that the Coconino appears crumbly, an expression of the “shattering” influence of the Cremation Fault.