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San Rafael Swell - Central Utah

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Box Rocket, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    Spent a few days with some fellow club members in the San Rafael Swell this past weekend. Had a great time and spectacular weather. We base camped at the Lone Warrior campsite not far from I-70 and spent our first day exploring the Lucky Strike and Dirty Devil mines and then drove down to Temple Mountain. My brother and I left the group and spent a few hours in Goblin Valley as well. Yesterday we packed up and headed home taking the scenic route through Black Dragon Canyon and saw some petroglyphs and a really cool cave that is completely hidden from the canyon floor. We exited back near I-70 and back to Green River to gas up and head home.

    It was just what I needed for a few days. I didn't plan on giving a more detailed report, but just share lots of pictures instead. Was busy driving so I don't have a lot of action shots but tons of the scenery. Hope you enjoy them.

    Gassing up in Green River before heading into the Swell
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    Set up at the Lone Warrior campsite
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  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    At the Lucky Strike
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    Then it was on to the Dirty Devil mine
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    Walking into Goblin Valley
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  6. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    Back at the Lone Warrior
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    On our way to Black Dragon Canyon
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    Sweet pics!
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    In the canyon near the Petroglyphs
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    petroglyphs
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    more petroglyphs
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    the dragon
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  10. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    the cave
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    That is all. :)
     
  11. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:04 AM
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    Wow, these are amazing pictures. Now I'm jealous.
     
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    Sweet pics man! I spent a few days in the San Rafeal Swell a couple years back. IT was a canyon hiking trip and not offroad, but definitely a sweet place!
     
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    Wow awesome post! Looks like an amazing area. I am jealous of you southern Utah folks. I have really started to fall in love with Utah in the last couple years. Pics like these remind me of that.

    I should say those of you who have easy access to that part of Utah, just realized you dont live in the southern part... oops
     
  14. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    amazing pics! thanks for sharing....looks like an excellent adventure!...better than bill & ted's to say the least :rimshot:

    so many great things to say about so many of those photos so i'm just going to say awesome! and leave it at that...
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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    Wow! So jelly right now... One day I will get out of pa and make it out there.
     
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    great pictures man, the petroglyfs are my favorite part
     
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    :D Very Nice! Been to Goblin Vally a few times...miss those weekends! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Looks like fun!

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    Great photos to boot. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride.

    How did the new spare carrier work out for you? Any more changes needed?
     
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    That whole area is in my back yard, those pics definately make me want to take many more road trips and adventures!
     
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