Following the advice of a a good friend, we opted for a short hike with a big impact: Upheaval Dome. Experts believe that it is highly possible that this area resulted from the collision of a meteorite.
The one mile round trip, rated moderate, is well marked and a bit uphill, but not impossible to complete, even for a novice! Besides, the multi layered, multi colored panorama is worth every bit of exertion!
Although a very popular trail, the overlook at Upheaval Dome is quite lengthy, allowing for a great many to enjoy a spectacular view altogether. Following the advice of friends is an excellent way to get the most out of those precious few moments we invest in travel; visiting Upheaval Dome was definitely no exception!
To get there, go south of the Visitor’s Center for 6.5 miles, then turn right onto Upheaval Dome Road. Drive 5 miles to the end of the road/parking area.