San Rafael Swell Recreation Area

Head of Sinbad and Swasey's Cabin

Just off I-70, the Head of Sinbad area invites camping, hiking, and exploring. The elements have molded the buff-colored sandstone into pocketed watchtowers and other fanciful shapes. Members of the Swasey family first grazed livestock in the area in the late 1800's. Today, visitors may see the log cabin that was built in 1921. Listed on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites, the cabin can be reached from 1-70 from Ranch Exit 129.

Head west and south from Exit 129 for four miles. Turn right and continue for 1.1 miles. Turn right again and travel in a northwesterly direction for about four miles. Continue along the road in a southerly direction for two miles. Then, turn right (west) and drive 0.6 miles to the cabin. Site facilities are limited to a toilet.