San Rafael River

Castle Dale, Utah

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A long day hike or overnighter along the San Rafael River in the Glen Canyon geologic formations. The seclusion of the region and its unusual beauty offer a unique experience. Numerous washes and the San Rafael River have cut a path through the thick sandstone layers in the Glen Canyon Series of the San Rafael Swell. Panoramas can be viewed from the top of the swell as you drive in and out of the region, and unique riparian habitat exists in the washes and canyon bottoms.
Hiking Utah

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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A long day hike or overnighter along the San Rafael River in the Glen Canyon geologic formations. The seclusion of the region and its unusual beauty offer a unique experience.

Numerous washes and the San Rafael River have cut a path through the thick sandstone layers in the Glen Canyon Series of the San Rafael Swell. Panoramas can be viewed from the top of the swell as you drive in and out of the region, and unique riparian habitat exists in the washes and canyon bottoms.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Castle Dale
Distance: 15
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: One day to overnight
Season: Spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,250 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Price Field Office, BLM
Local Maps: USGS Bottleneck Peak, USGS Sids Mountain, Northeastern and Southeastern Utah Multipurpose Maps
Driving Directions: Directions to San Rafael River

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