Wedge Overlook |

San Rafael Swell

Roadside Attraction Wedge Overlook - San Rafael Swell Roadside Attraction Wedge Overlook
San Rafael Swell

Overview | Getting There | Route | Photos | Maps | Comments


TICKS & TODOS: 5 Todo Lists / 2 Ticks
RATING: Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1 hour+.
MAPS: Bottleneck Peak, UT; Sids Mountain, UT
NOTES: The trailhead is reachable by most vehicles in most conditions.
Sat Hi:66 Lo:40 Sun Hi:68 Lo:43 Mon Hi:58 Lo:43 Tue Hi:61 Lo:41 Wed Hi:64 Lo:42
View Full Weather Details

The Wedge Overlook, standing proudly high above the San Rafael River, is one of the premier attractions of the Northern San Rafael Swell. The gorge also goes by the name "Little Grand Canyon" as it has some resemblance to the Grand Canyon. This is an easy roadside attraction not to be missed by the Swell aficionado.

The area has many designated camping sites, and pit toilets, but does not have water available. It is a fantastic place for mountain bikers, ATV's, or families to camp with some of the best sunset and sunrises around.

Getting There

Take highway 10 south out of Price for about 28.2 miles.

  • Just before the town of Castle Dale, at milepost 39.4, go east on the signed San Rafael Swell Access road. Reset your odometer as you turn off the highway onto the dirt road. ( 12S 500218mE 4341289mN / N39° 13' 15" W110° 59' 51" )
  • Continue on this road, passing a cattle guard after 12 miles, and reaching a 4 way junction at 12.7 miles. Go right at this junction. ( 12S 518059mE 4336281mN / N39° 10' 32" W110° 47' 27" )
  • At 0.5 miles, stay left on the main road (right goes to Fuller Bottom). ( 12S 518128mE 4336087mN / N39° 10' 26" W110° 47' 24" )
  • Follow the main road to it's end at about 6.2 miles. There are many campsites in the area, and a pit toilet at the overlook. ( 12S 520856mE 4327140mN / N39° 05' 35" W110° 45' 32" )


You there! The San Rafael River is below, with Bottleneck Peak, Windowblind Peak, and the San Rafael Campground are visible downstream in the distance. The views are stunning!


Printable Maps:

12S 520862mE 4327146mN

N39° 05' 35" W110° 45' 32"


Want to make a comment? Login and let yourself be heard.