Canyonlands National Park Syncline Loop

Moab, Utah 84532

Canyonlands National Park Syncline Loop

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"Mystical pinnacles highlight a rare introductory route to Canyonlands’
Maze District."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Canyonlands and Arches National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A short, steep hike to get the best view of perhaps the most interesting geological feature in Utah. This is a great way to observe and study the geological wonders of the Upheaval Dome area without taking the arduous 8.3-mile Syncline Loop. In fact, you get a better view of the mysterious crater from this short trail. This is a great way to observe and study the geological won- ders of the Upheaval Dome area without taking the arduous 8.3-mile Syncline Loop. In fact, you get a better view of the mysterious crater from this short trail. The entire Syncline area has a fascinating—and controversial—geological history. Some geologists call Upheaval Dome “the most peculiar structural feature in southeastern Utah.”" Read more

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Trail Information

Moab
Nearby City
7.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1 day
Duration
Canyonlands National Park, (435) 719-2100; nps.gov/cany
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Dec 2018