San Rafael Swell Recreation Area

Other Areas of Interest in San Rafael Swell Rec. Area

Buckhorn Draw/San Rafael Bridge

Once the scene of outlaw chases, Buckhorn Draw (a long, steep-walled canyon), is the main northern gate-way to the Swell. A canyon highlight is the interpreted Buckhorn Draw Native American rock art site. These striking figures were restored as Emery County's Utah Centennial Project in 1996. ...

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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 ...

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Keesle Country

Keesle Country is a maze of canyons in the southwest corner of the Swell. A short hike or horseback ride into this road-less area will provide an introduction to its primitive ...

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San Rafael Desert

The San Rafael Desert, accessible from Highway 24 (on unpaved roads), is relatively flat with many areas of low sand dunes. Additionally, a main dirt road heads south into the desert from the town of Green River. Several spur roads lead from this main road to overlooks ...

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