Upheaval Dome Overlook Trail



NileGuide Expert Says:

Geologically unusual in the area

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Address:

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532

Neighborhood:

Island in the Sky

Contact:

tel: (435) 719-2313
fax: (435) 719-2300
visit website

Strenuousness:

Easy

NileGuide Expert tip:

A great sunrise hike for photographers.

Description:

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.

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Photo courtesy of susanlk74


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