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Unique and Mysterious Geologic Formation

Upheaval Dome is an attraction in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. This... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Tucson, Arizona
into the crater

the trail around & down into the crater is longer and steeper than expected from maps, but... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Nice little hike, but was expecting a different view when I got to the top. The dome was interesting, but not as scenic as many of the other overlooks in this great national park.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed March 20, 2017

it's unique but won't top any lists for memories or views. go there to see the geology and story but not a must see

Thank rmbj
Reviewed February 10, 2017

The trail to Upheaval Home is easy and short (0.8 mile round-trip to the First Overlook or 1.8 mile round-trip to the Second Overlook). At the second overlook, you can also see into the canyon. In addition to the mysterious rock formation that scientists still...More

1  Thank IheartZephyr
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Upheaval Dome is an attraction in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. This district is located about 30 miles west of Moab, UT via US191 and UT313. Admission is $25/car (good 7 days) or NPS passes are accepted. The parking area...More

Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed December 7, 2016

the trail around & down into the crater is longer and steeper than expected from maps, but spectacular. At the bottom of the approx 1500 ft drop you will follow a dry wash, then up a short stone stair (left at the top) you think...More

Thank Andy018
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A roughly 0.6 mile RT hike with a 150 feet vertical rise that will take you to the Upheaval Dome Overlook. It affords a very nice vista and the debate continues to this day as to its formation. Is it the remnants of an impact...More

1  Thank Glenn M
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Happily this feature can be seen on a short hike from the park road, or you can choose to go around it on a 7.1 mile hike that wanders through many kinds of landscapes (Syncline Loop.) Beware of flash flooding and bring plenty of water....More

Thank blemschock
Reviewed November 28, 2016

The hike was more strenuous and tiring than we were led to expect by the visitor centre. Beautiful and interesting views once we got there. Not as spectacular as some other places in the park.

Thank StuartJanine
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This walk sets off uphill and keeps on going until you arrive at the first viewpoint of the upheaval dome which is stunning not to mention weird. The second viewpoint is well worth going on to although it's rougher underfoot and up and down, it's...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Upheaval Dome looks like someone dumped a large pile of salt inside a crater. The white portion is in fact salt that rose up from the ancient ocean but there are differing theories on how this was formed. The trail is a tale of two...More

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