NileGuide Expert Says:
Geologically unusual in the area
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532
Island in the Sky
tel: (435) 719-2313
fax: (435) 719-2300
NileGuide Expert tip:
A great sunrise hike for photographers.
Upheaval Dome is a geologic oddity. Its central depression of soft, deformed rocks were eroded down by a tributary of the Green River. Technically, Upheaval Dome is an anticline: rocks were shoved upward and then eroded. It is 500 meters deep and 1500 meters wide. The overlook provides a spectacular view of these interesting features.