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Upheaval Dome

Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532
+1 435-719-2313
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Not a huge place

the site is not as vast as the other spots in Canyonlands Park, but you should hike to the top just... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
A waste of time

First off, the walk up and down from the first overlook is very difficult. If the view from the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Lake Worth, Florida
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“meteor crater” (7 reviews)
“short hike” (18 reviews)
“meteor strike” (3 reviews)
Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532
+1 435-719-2313

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

the site is not as vast as the other spots in Canyonlands Park, but you should hike to the top just to see it for yourself. It is up to you not to get too close to the side and fall, use caution, but it...More

Thank Brenda911
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

First off, the walk up and down from the first overlook is very difficult. If the view from the first overlook was good it would be worth it. However, as you look down at the dome, there is really nothing special to look at. The...More

Thank Howie1524
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

One of the oddest sights in Canyonlands, Upheaval Dome is definitely worth the hike. Is it a geological enigma or a meteor strike, who knows? Overlook 1 is a short 15 minute hike from the car park, Overlook 2 is another 1/2 hour on and...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The hike is definitely for those who are up for a more difficult challenge, though it isn't too hard. The view from both viewpoints are marvelous, and totally worth checking out.

Thank bhink0506
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The hike is a little much all up hill with many rock steps also. But the awe you are awarded is not to be missed.

Thank retired27
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend going to the second viewpoint before the first, if you are up for the climb. Easy hike to the first view point but I would label the hike to the second view point as strenuous. Cool view and interesting story!

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Even though it was hot we decided to make this roughly 1.5 mile roundtrip hike to this interesting geological spot. The trail was a bit uphill but the breeze picked up at the top which made for a fun experience. The informational sign made what...More

1  Thank fanasfreaks
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We spent an hour hiking to the two viewpoints at Upheaval Dome where we saw unusual views. What caused the upheaval? I don’t know, but it’s worth a look. The trailhead is located at the parking area at the end of Upheaval Dome Road (a...More

1  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 3 May 2016

From Whale Rock, it is just another tenth of a mile. In fact, you can view Whale Rock from the parking lot of Upheavel. There are two viewpoints; first overlook and second overlook. The first is only .8 miles one way and a short distance...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I took this hike and it was worth the trip. We only went to the first overlook, and found it very interesting. It was an easy hike and very cool to see the crater at the end.

Thank Karen V
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