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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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  • Is a lunar impact crater that is not sure what caused it. There is the theory of "bubble" that says the area has accumulated a ball of salt that was surrounded by Earth and later the salt would have been washed away or other officer any, leaving in its place a crater. Another hypothesis is that of the impact of a meteorite that today is considered the most likely. The trail to get there is considered easy, and only takes 10 minutes walk to reach the first lookout. In total about 45 minutes round-trip. At the beginning of the trail there is a parking, bathroom and tables with benches.
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  • the trail around & down into the crater is longer and steeper than expected from maps, but spectacular. At the bottom of the approx 1500 ft drop you will follow a dry wash, then up a short stone stair...  more »
  • A roughly 0.6 mile RT hike with a 150 feet vertical rise that will take you to the Upheaval Dome Overlook. It affords a very nice vista and the debate continues to this day as to its formation. Is it ...  more »
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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