Category: San Rafael Swell

The San Rafael Swell is a remarkable geologic area based around a large “wrinkle” in the earth’s crust, much like the nearby Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. Thanks to its unique geology, it features sandstone trails unlike anywhere else. It also has some of the most unique and adventurous slot canyons that the Colorado Plateau has to offer, such as Crack Canyon and Little Wild Horse Canyon. Farther north, the Little Grand Canyon overlook provides a dramatic overlook of an immense canyon below.
San Rafael Swell Trails

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Bell and Little Wild Horse Canyons

Distance: 9.5 miles Type: Loop Difficulty: Easy but with scrambling Bell Canyon and Little Wild Horse Canyon Trail Description For those that want the slot canyon experience, but aren’t heading to the Page, Arizona...

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Crack Canyon

Distance: 3.75 miles Type: Out and back / Shuttle Difficulty: Easy but with scrambling Crack Canyon Trail Description For those wanting a little adventure with your slot canyon hike, but don’t have the technical...