San Rafael Swell Country - Emery County, Utah

The Wedge "Little Grand Canyon"

The Wedge, in the San Rafael Swell, is a vast desert canyon gorge overlooking the San Rafael River.  At the Wedge overlook you can see the erosion of rock and dirt over thousands of years, revealing several geologic rock layers.  One can visit the wedge several times and never tire of the view. There are many opportunities for bikers, hikers, rafters, or sight seers.  You wll never run out of things to do.  The stunning Wedge Overlook, also known as Utah’s Little Grand Canyon, offers unparalleled views of the San Rafael River’s deep gorge in the Northern Swell! There are picnic tables, restrooms, and camping areas available at this facility, but NO WATER. You have arrived at the edge of Utah’s Little Grand Canyon, with the tiny San Rafael River twisting along the canyon bottom. To the South, across the canyon, is the remote Sid’s Mountain Wilderness Study Area, while the view down canyon towards the Southeast takes in Window Blind Peak and the Southern Buckhorn Wash area. From this point, roads head East and West, providing more spectacular views for either drivers or hikers. Watch for wildlife.

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