Crater View Trail - Upheaval Dome, Photo Gallery, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Crater View Trail - Upheaval Dome

Canyonlands National Park

The Upheaval Dome Crater is over 2 miles wide, ringed by downwarped rock layers called a Syncline. Rocks in the center of the crater have been pushed up into a circular structure called a dome, and in this case more specifically, an Anticline. Geologists are not sure how this oddity was formed, but two strong theories have emerged involving meteorites and salt.

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