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Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Upheaval Dome is an impact structure, the deeply eroded bottom-most remnants of an impact crater, in Canyonlands National Park southwest of the city of Moab, Utah, in the United States. The crater is located in the Island in the Sky section of the park, and is approximately 42 miles (68 km) by vehicle from Moab.

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  • So, the photo of Upheaval Dome on the sign at the trailhead? WAY more impressive than seeing the dome in person from either the first or second overlooks. I don't know -- it just looks like a bowl to....  more »
  • I love the idea that geologists are still scratching their heads about this one (not sure if that's actually true, but as far as I remember it is). There are theories about how this was created, but.....  more »
  • It may or may not be an impact meteoric crater. It actually does not matter. It is beautiful, stunning and mysterious work of the Nature. It takes some 30 minutes to climb the 2nd look-out point. The walk sometimes is steep, but rewarding. Views of the dome are unforgettable.
  • A gargantuan mystery in the heart of rock country. After some serious contemplating I have no I what could have caused this, my only explanation is whatever it did it, is buried deep under that sand...

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