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Upheaval Dome

Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532
+1 435-719-2313
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Easy trail to first overlook, difficult slickrock hiking to second overlook

The first overlook of Upheaval Dome is 0.8 mi/1.3 km roundtrip with an elevation change of 100... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
Tough Hike But Worth It

It's a steep hike. There are stairs in some places. Much of the trail is rocky, and in some places... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Rosemary W
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Canyonlands National Park, UT 84532
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Reviewed yesterday

The first overlook of Upheaval Dome is 0.8 mi/1.3 km roundtrip with an elevation change of 100 ft/30 m and should take about 1 hour. If you're up for hiking on more difficult terrain, the second overlook goes beyond the first overlook by 1 mi/1.6...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

It's a steep hike. There are stairs in some places. Much of the trail is rocky, and in some places a little slippery. People were puffing and panting along this trail. But the view at the top is terrific, and very different from what we...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

From the parking lot, you have 2 options to - you can take the shorter trail to Upheaval Dome or there is an extended one with another view point. We took the shorter one. It was pretty easy and we enjoyed the views.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I made the hike to both viewpoints, but found that I woudl be better off with hiking boots and less clothes. I started in mild weather but as it took about an hour each way, the temperature rose and I got very hot and tired...More

Thank 323teda
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a short hike from the parking lot. However it is a hike and not just a walk. It involves hiking up some rocks and is about 0.8 miles or so. The hike up to the overlook is very beautiful. We completed it just...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Even though I am very out-of-shape and over 60 the very short .8 mile rt trip to the first overlook was only slightly strenous. It was a busy trail though and if you have hiking poles they will help on almost any trail in the...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Easy hike to the first overlook but we felt it was a bit challenging to make it to the second overlook. It required a bit of rock scrambling and you hike over a very rocky, unlevel path. You have to like hiking, I think, to...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The Upheaval Dome has nice colours, but I didn't think that it was impressive enough to walk past the first viewpoint. The second viewpoint had a closer view but wasn't that exciting.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

It was fun to learn how this entire area was formed. I think they are still determining what caused it. I like the impact theory. Nice hike back up in to this place, really enjoyed it. No shade.

Thank Todd G
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a moderate trail to the overlooks of the dome that is worth your time. There are several panoramic views along the way also.

Thank Bob M
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