Fodor's Expert Review Upheaval Dome Trail

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This mysterious crater is one of the wonders of Island in the Sky. Some geologists believe it's an eroded salt dome, but others think it was made by a meteorite. Either way, it's worth the steep hike to see it and decide for yourself. The moderate hike to the first overlook is about a ½-mile; energetic visitors can continue another ½-mile to the second overlook for an even better perspective. The trail is steeper and rougher after the first overlook. Round-trip to the second overlook is 2 miles. The trailhead has restrooms and a picnic area. Moderate.

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End of Upheaval Dome Rd.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah  84532, USA

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