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Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park

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#4 of 15 in Nature in 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 »
  • The hike is fun, challenging you to follow markings and cairns around corners and up (then down). A couple of exhibit signs along the way explain what you are seeing. The payoff view, at the end... 
    The hike is fun, challenging you to follow markings and cairns around corners and up (then down). A couple of exhibit signs along the way explain what you are seeing. The payoff view, at the end...  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. The colors of the rock and sand in this crater are surreal.

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