Canyonlands National Park Upheaval Dome Overlook

Moab, Utah

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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.”

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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.”"

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park 2282 South West Resource Blvd. Moab, UT 84532 Phone: (435) 719-2313 Website: www.nps.gov/cany
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated Island in the Sky and USGS Upheaval Dome
Driving Directions: Directions to Canyonlands National Park: Upheaval Dome Overlook

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May 2018