Continuing with our September 23rd visit to Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky district, the first three images are from the Green River Overlook:
This is an expanded view of the previous photo.
Next, we moved on to the Upheaval Dome area. First, a quick stop at Holman Spring Canyon Overlook:
Holman Spring Canyon Overlook
Then a short hike to Upheaval Dome Overlook:
This is a picture of a picture that's on the same sign.
It's an aerial shot, which would be the best way to view this phenomenon.
National Park Service literature says, "Upheaval Dome is an anomaly in the relative geologic order of canyon country. Here rock layers are dramatically deformed in a roughly circular or “bull’s-eye” pattern nearly three miles (5 km) across." Scientists are divided as to how it was created.
I'll have one more post from this national park in a few days. Stay tuned!