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A meteorite crash?

This feature in Canyonlands is unusual and may be the result of a meteorite crashing into the earth... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Thomas F
Columbia, Maryland
About an hour walk, nice view

We did the short hike to the first outlook of Upheaval Dome. While the view is "nice", we were not... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Zug, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We were not really impressed with Upheaval Dome. The hike is moderate and we made it to the 2nd overlook w/o any problems but it was anti-climactic. Do only if you've done the easy hikes and have time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Hiking to the first viewpoint will give you a wonderful look at the dome. The walk is uphill and narrow. I didn’t see a need to hike any further.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 448jillh
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Walked the trail to the first two overlooks. A great hike! The trail goes over rock and has many unique built in steps that make hiking quite a bit of fun. Touring the whole trail around is probably too much for the average folk. If...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrt1955
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This feature in Canyonlands is unusual and may be the result of a meteorite crashing into the earth here. The salt dome within the crater is entirely different from the other rock layers. As others point out here, there are two viewpoints -- about 3...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We did the short hike to the first outlook of Upheaval Dome. While the view is "nice", we were not that impressed, and liked Grand View Point Overlook and the hike to Mesa Arch and this outlook even better.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swissami19
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Wasn't blown away by this one in terms of scenery, but it was still a nice walk up an down the rocks. Wouldn't put it at the top of my list of things to do here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s kinda cool that there are still unanswered questions about how Upheaval Dome was created. The salt dome rises inside and enormous crater. Meteor impact, extreme pressure forcing the dome upward? Scientists still aren’t sure. The first overlook was harder then I remembered to get...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GregoriousTraveler
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We did this hike in the middle of the day so it was a little bit hot out. The hike is mainly up hill so when you come down it’s pretty easy. There are two view points for this crater.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChadB410
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Interesting that there are two competing theories on how the upheaval dome came about. It is visually stunning and worth the uphill hike, which offers some nice scenery along the way. Understanding the theories on how this came to be helps you appreciate the view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Started straight up to the first overlook but stairs and plenty of people headed up there. The next part to the 2nd overlook was the fun part. Once we thought we were up on the top, it went down, way down to the end. Lots...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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