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About an hour walk, nice view

We did the short hike to the first outlook of Upheaval Dome. While the view is "nice", we were not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Pretty good...

Wasn't blown away by this one in terms of scenery, but it was still a nice walk up an down the... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the short hike to the first outlook of Upheaval Dome. While the view is "nice", we were not that impressed, and liked Grand View Point Overlook and the hike to Mesa Arch and this outlook even better.

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Wasn't blown away by this one in terms of scenery, but it was still a nice walk up an down the rocks. Wouldn't put it at the top of my list of things to do here.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s kinda cool that there are still unanswered questions about how Upheaval Dome was created. The salt dome rises inside and enormous crater. Meteor impact, extreme pressure forcing the dome upward? Scientists still aren’t sure. The first overlook was harder then I remembered to get...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We did this hike in the middle of the day so it was a little bit hot out. The hike is mainly up hill so when you come down it’s pretty easy. There are two view points for this crater.

Thank Chad B
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Interesting that there are two competing theories on how the upheaval dome came about. It is visually stunning and worth the uphill hike, which offers some nice scenery along the way. Understanding the theories on how this came to be helps you appreciate the view.

Thank David R
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Started straight up to the first overlook but stairs and plenty of people headed up there. The next part to the 2nd overlook was the fun part. Once we thought we were up on the top, it went down, way down to the end. Lots...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

The hike up was steep, but interesting overlook of what almost looked like a giant molar of white rock sticking up out of the red rock. The hike has good parking, bathrooms.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice hike to interesting crater. We only went to the first outlook because we were limited on time but we thought we got a good view from there.

Thank gyshwysh
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Lucky for us, Bruce Willis did not save the earth from this meteor! Because if he did, there would be no Upheaval Trail. This is a somewhat challenging trail (the second half at least). You get to see an area where a meteor had hit...More

Thank SteveBTang
Reviewed May 28, 2018

For anyone taking their first hike in Canyonlands, this can harshly be rated below five stars. It’s a gorgeous area with two options for incredible views off steep cliffs of what might well have been an asteroid crater. It’s a moderately strenuous walk, as opposed...More

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