Tree of Life | Eastern Swell

Roadside Attraction Tree of Life - Eastern Swell Roadside Attraction Tree of Life

Eastern Swell

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RATING: Roadside Attraction / Short Hike

Thu

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 100, with temperatures falling to around 97 in the afternoon. South southeast wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

100 | 69

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 100. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

100 | 69

Sat

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 100. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

100 | 69

Sun

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 98.

98 | 70

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97.

97 | 69

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SEASON: Any
WATER: None, bring all you need.

Thu

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 100, with temperatures falling to around 97 in the afternoon. South southeast wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

100 | 69

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 100. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

100 | 69

Sat

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 100. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

100 | 69

Sun

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 98.

98 | 70

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97.

97 | 69

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Tree of Life Panel - San Rafael Swell

Tree of Life Panel - San Rafael Swell

I visited the San Rafael Swell for years as a hiker, climber, and canyoneer. Aside from Buckhorn Wash and Temple Mountain, I had wrongly assumed there wasn’t much rock art in the Swell. I now appreciate the large and diverse amount of rock art in and around the Swell. It is an area that was frequented by native peoples, but also has some of the more unique and fascinating panels I have seen.

Tree of Life panel, on the eastern edge of the San Rafael Swell, is a gem that literally thousands of people drive by without even noticing it! This unique panel has a detail tree along with other symbols around it. This is the most detailed tree I have, and a fascinating panel to ponder. Ruby and I visited in the winter of 2021. At the time, it showed very little signs of traffic. Now (winter 2022), it has become published on many sites and sees more traffic, so I am adding directions here. Please visit it respectfully.

Ruby heading up to the Tree of Life Panel in the Swell

Ruby heading up to the Tree of Life Panel in the Swell

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