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Upheaval Dome, Canyonlands National Park
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Upheaval Dome is an impact structure, the deeply eroded remnants of an impact crater, in Canyonlands National Park southwest of the city of Moab, Utah, in the United States. The crater is located in the Island in the Sky section of the park, and is approximately 42 miles (67 km) by vehicle from Moab.It is approximately 5 km in diameter and the crater is estimated to be less than 170 million years old (Jurassic or younger.) The crater is clearly visible on the surface as bright brown and black concentric rings.Stratigraphically, the oldest formation exposed in the center of the dome is the Permian Organ Rock Shale. This is overlain by the Permian White Rim Sandstone. Both are sometimes considered part of the Cutler Formation. Overlying these are the Triassic Moenkopi Formation (which is bounded top and bottom by unconformities), the Chinle Formation, the cliff-forming Wingate Sandstone, the Kayenta Formation, and the crossbedded Triassic-Jurassic Navajo Sandstone.
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  • Upheaval Dome looks like someone dumped a large pile of salt inside a crater. The white portion is in fact salt that rose up from the ancient ocean but there are differing theories on how this was for...  more »
  • Now I'm being picky. On its own this would be amazing, but surrounded by amazing walks such as mesa arch, whale rock. Grand view, this wouldn't be too if the list for me. It's a short hike and only ap...  more »
  • Fascinating landscape which certainly looks like it has been hit by a meteor. Geologists can't be sure about this but the view remains spectacular. 
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  • The long hike around the dome and into the crater is totally worth it. I also got to see a Desert Big Horn on my hike.
  • Fantastic View! One of the good viewpoints in the park!
  • every square inch of moab rocks!! finding dinosaur bones,petrified wood,gastroliths,coprolites,even gems stones in the la sal mountains!!
  • It is about a 15-20min hike to reach the dome.
  • 上方是美国国家二级考古点