San Rafael Swell (49)

March 1, 2008 Bell Canyon
March 17, 2008 Swell Cure ATV Trail
March 20, 2008 Cane Wash ATV Trail
March 29, 2008 Prickly Pear Flat
April 05, 2008 Wild Horse Canyon
April 26, 2008 Wedge ATV Trail
May 18, 2008 Black Dragon, Petroglyph Canyon, and Arch Canyon
June 21, 2008 San Rafael River
August 30, 2008 Sid’ Mountain
September 07, 2008 Red Canyon Overlook
September 12, 2008 Little Cedar Mountain
September 20, 2008 Black Dragon Canyon
October 11, 2008 Furniture Draw
October 13, 2008 Goblin Valley
November 15, 2008 Uneva Mine and Three Finger Canyon
December 07, 2008 Base of Cedar Mountain
December 14, 2008 Cottonwood Wash
January 17, 2009 Wild Horse Window
February 21, 2009 Big Hole Wash and Ride
March 01, 2009 Calf and Pine Canyon
March 08, 2009 Grotto Canyon
March 21, 2009 Wickiup ATV Loop
April 19, 2009 Humbug Canyon
April 26, 2009 Box Flat and San Rafael River Rim
May 10, 2009 Humbug Flat
May 17, 2009 West Cedar Mountain
May 31, 2009 Crawford Draw
June 27, 2009 “Swell Cure” ATV Trail
October 04, 2009 Coal Wash
October 26, 2009 Swasey’s Leap
November 08, 2009 Black Dragon Wash
February 14, 2010 Wild Hors Canyon Petroglyphs
March 20, 2010 Rock Garden Canyon
March 27, 2010 Prickly Pear Point
April 16, 2010 Hurst Bridge
April 26, 2010 Eagle Canyon
May 26 & 27, 2010 Upper Muddy Creek
September 04 & 05, 2010 San Rafael River Gorge
November 07, 2010 Cat Canyon Overlook
November 14, 2010 Limestone Bench
December 04, 2010 Dexter Mine/ Calf Mesa 
March 21, 2011 Hidden Splendor Mine
May 15, 2011 Ferron Rock Art
May 31, 2011 Cane Wash
March 13, 2012 Ding and Dang Canyon
April 02, 2012 Devils Canyon
May 01, 2012 Temple Mountain ATV Ttrail
May 17, 2012 Grand Gorge of Muddy Creek
October 28, 2012 Mussentuchit Desert

6 responses to “San Rafael Swell (49)

  1. Steve

    March 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Hey, I saw your profile and its good to know there’s some more dean koontz fans out there. Anyway, I saw the pictures you had from emery, utah. If I remember correctly, there used to be a letter E in the mountains that you could see from the little park there. Do you know what I’m talking about? If so, next time you’re out that way could you take a picture of it for me? Thanks, and I love your photography!

  2. Rita

    May 7, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I’m planning a trip down to the Swell next weekend. Never been there before. ATVing, Geocaching, and old ruins are all on the agenda of what we want to do. Can you suggest the best place for a first timer to start? We will only be there 1 1/2 days.


    • desertwoodrat

      May 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      A good place to check things out is near Goblin Valley state park. The park has a gift shop with maps and other information on the area. From there it is only a short drive to Little Wild Horse Canyon (a nice slot canyon), Temple Mountain (old uranium mining area), and Behind the Reef Trail (a fun looking atv trail, I haven’t been yet). There are also other slot canyons and atv trails near this area. Goblin Valley has a nice campground but if you don’t want to stay in the park there are many other backcountry camp spots. I hope this helps and have a fun trip to the swell.

  3. Rita

    May 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Thanks! I’ll check it out.


    April 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm


    • desertwoodrat

      April 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      It is nearby the pictographs. It is left of the writings at the top of the slope. If you check out Summit42’s photo, it points right to it.
      Black Dragon 11-21-2008


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