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Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park

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Upheaval Dome is an enigmatic geological structure in San Juan County, Utah, United States, that has been variously interpreted as a meteorite impact structure or a salt dome. The structure lies 22 miles (35 km) southwest of the city of Moab, Utah, in the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park.
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  • Upheaval Dome is a very interesting geologic feature at Canyonlands. There are several theories on what formed it. It is a crater area with a large hill in the center that is made of completely... 
    Upheaval Dome is a very interesting geologic feature at Canyonlands. There are several theories on what formed it. It is a crater area with a large hill in the center that is made of completely...  more »
  • Very cool area. Hard to believe that they still aren't sure what has caused this feature. Weird color differences in the rocks! We're thinking a meteor! 
    Very cool area. Hard to believe that they still aren't sure what has caused this feature. Weird color differences in the rocks! We're thinking a meteor!  more »
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  • Awesome geologic structure. Would recommend over arches for those that like geology. A hidden geologic gem.
  • A stunning geological work of art created by nature either (spolier) created by salt or a meteor - let's go with space because that's cooler. The colors of the rock and sand in this crater are surreal- with sandy beiges, red rock and green! The hike can be strenuous as it is mostly uphill to see the viewpoints of the dome. The first view point is straight down perspective and the second paints the full picture. So we would def recommend to take the time to go to both. Parking though is extremely limited but there are tables and benches for like a picnic which we loved as after a long hike, we enjoyed lunch.

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