This is the type locality for the Point Lookout Formation, Mesaverde Group, Upper Cretaceous
The Point Lookout - Meneffe contact is seen here. The Meneffe contains thin coal seams.
The Point Lookout was deposited as shallow marine sandstones along the western edge of the Cretaceous seaway.
Point Lookout, Mesaverde National Park - View east toward Mancos valley
The Point Lookout Formation is one of the primary gas producing zones in the nearby San Juan Basin.