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San Rafael River Gorge | Friday & Saturday, March 31 – April 1, 2017

Looking down the San Rafael River Gorge from The Wedge after hiking through the canyon.

Visiting the Little Grand Canyon in the heart of the northern San Rafael Swell has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. I’ve looked down into the gorge from the edge of The Wedge may times before and thought to myself that I needed to get down there. I had always dismissed going there on a day-hike because of it’s length and figured I would be able to catch the San Rafael River at the right time so I could take my inflatable kayak through the canyon. That has obviously never happened yet which is why I put this trip off for so long. Since there is a long local hike near my home that I’ve been thinking about doing this spring, I thought that hiking the Little Grand Canyon would be a good test to see if I was going to be up for it or not, so I finally went for it.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

After packing up camp on Sunday morning, I revisited the San Rafael Bridge in the light before we took off.

Then I stopped at the Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel again, this time in some better lighting.

We continued along the Buckhorn Draw Road and then headed west on the Oil Well Dome Road to Castle Dale. This road followed part of the Old Spanish Trail.

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