Definition of Colorado Plateau
1. Noun. A large plateau to the south and west of the Rocky Mountains; abuts mountains on the north and east and ends in an escarpment overlooking lowlands to the south and west; the Grand Canyon is carved out of the southwestern corner.
Terms within: Grand Canyon
Generic synonyms: Plateau, Tableland
Lexicographical Neighbors of Colorado Plateau
Literary usage of Colorado Plateau
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"South of the Uintah range ii the Uintah Valley, also underlain by Tertiary rocks, and formic; the north-westernmost division of the Colorado plateau ..."
2. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Eduard Suess (1904)
"Colorado plateau. The table-land of Utah and the grand canon of Colorado. Basin ranges. Sierra Nevada. The Coast Cordilleras and lower California. ..."
3. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1875)
"It is known to those who are now engaged in its exploration, as the Colorado Plateau Region, or the Colorado Plateaus. It comprises adjacent portions of ..."
4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Mountains from the divide between the Platte and Arkansas rivers in Colorado to western Texas, spreading over the Colorado plateau, over the mountain ranges ..."
5. The Mississippi Valley: Its Physical Geography, Including Sketches of the by John Wells Foster (1869)
"... THE PACIFIC SLOPE AND IN THE Colorado Plateau TERRACES OF MODIFIED DRIFT LOESS SAND- DUNES THE GREAT LAKES DRIFT-PHENOMENA IN THEIR BASINS DENUDATION, ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Three characteristic physiographic regions are distinctly marked: first the great Colorado Plateau, some 45000 sq. m. in area, embracing all the region N. ..."