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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532
Phone Number: +1 435-719-2313
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into the crater

the trail around & down into the crater is longer and steeper than expected from maps, but spectacular. At the bottom of the approx 1500 ft drop you will follow a dry wash, then... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the trail around & down into the crater is longer and steeper than expected from maps, but spectacular. At the bottom of the approx 1500 ft drop you will follow a dry wash, then up a short stone stair (left at the top) you think you've arrived but still have another 1.5 miles to go. the trail down to the... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A roughly 0.6 mile RT hike with a 150 feet vertical rise that will take you to the Upheaval Dome Overlook. It affords a very nice vista and the debate continues to this day as to its formation. Is it the remnants of an impact crater or was it a major subsidence? In any case, it makes for a modest... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Happily this feature can be seen on a short hike from the park road, or you can choose to go around it on a 7.1 mile hike that wanders through many kinds of landscapes (Syncline Loop.) Beware of flash flooding and bring plenty of water. There is also a camping option to go up into the center of the area.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike was more strenuous and tiring than we were led to expect by the visitor centre. Beautiful and interesting views once we got there. Not as spectacular as some other places in the park.

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Thank StuartJanine
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This walk sets off uphill and keeps on going until you arrive at the first viewpoint of the upheaval dome which is stunning not to mention weird. The second viewpoint is well worth going on to although it's rougher underfoot and up and down, it's quite a bit further too , but you should do it if you can Only... More 

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upheaval Dome looks like someone dumped a large pile of salt inside a crater. The white portion is in fact salt that rose up from the ancient ocean but there are differing theories on how this was formed. The trail is a tale of two trails. The portion that leads to the first view point is relatively straight forward and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Now I'm being picky. On its own this would be amazing, but surrounded by amazing walks such as mesa arch, whale rock. Grand view, this wouldn't be too if the list for me. It's a short hike and only approx 2 miles there and back but with some significant elevation. The crater at the end is certainly interesting.

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Thank Sharon W
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fascinating landscape which certainly looks like it has been hit by a meteor. Geologists can't be sure about this but the view remains spectacular.

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Center Valley, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail as our first hike of the day on a Friday in early October 2016 as we hiked the big 5 Utah national parks in sequence. The first overlook is a pretty easy hike, but the better view is from the second overlook. To get there requires climbing some steep slickrock and being able... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Perhaps it is a mile & half round trip to the second overlook and it was a bit challenging. This trail included loose rocks, some steps, slick rocks and for the most part well defined path. A challenge because of the change in elevation. It was an uphill climb to the second view point. It was worth the effort because... More 

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