The Wedge Overlook

The Wedge is often referred to as the "Little Grand Canyon" and with good reason. It is strongly reminiscent of the the Grand Canyon everyone has heard of. The Wedge Overlook offers such expansive and stunning views, you'll wonder why no one seems to know about it, but you can enjoy the solitude in this beautiful area. The San Rafael river carved it over time and flows through the bottom of the canyon. There are a few viewpoints where you can take in the view. The rolling juniper filled hills give no indication of the expansive canyon until you get to it. An amazing area.

The Wedge Overlook

Activities

Hiking

There are no real trails leading into the Wedge from the overlook. You can choose to hike on what look like ATV trails along the rim and see the little grand canyon from different angles. There are other trails nearby in the Buckhorn Draw area.

Camping

Camping is allowed in designated spots close to the Wedge. The numbered sites are nice and spread out. Follow the directions to The Wedge Overlook. When you get close you will see signs pointing to the numbered sites which are in two separate sections. There is a bulletin board near where they split. There are no facilities at the campsites and no water.

Other Activities

Biking and ATVing are two popular ways to travel to The Wedge Overlook and surrounding areas. Both are limited to designated roads. Taking a drive is a scenic way to see to the Wedge and surrounding areas.

Vicinity of Wedge Overlook

Location

This is a very isolated area serviced by gravel roads which can sometimes be impassable after storms. It is not terribly well marked and having a good map is essential. A GPS unit could also prove helpful. The Wedge Overlook is located in the northern section of the Swell, north of I-70. If coming from Castle Dale, the road you turn right on is not well marked but there is a corral at the intersection, and it is about a mile north of town. You can check out the location of The Wedge Overlook on the Map Page.

Info

Facilities/Services

The Wedge Overlook

There is no water available
Restrooms by the overlook
Designated campsites- there are no facilities or water at the campsites

Contact

BLM - Price Field Office
125 S 600 W
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-636-3600
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/price/recreation/SanRafaelDesert.html

Things to Consider

This is an isolated area, bring everything you need or think you might need with you. Spring and Fall are good times to visit with more moderate temperatures. Seek shelter during thunderstorms, lightning and flooding dangers are high. Roads can sometimes be impassable after storms. Be sure to fill up your gas tank in Green River, Castle Dale or other town that is your starting point. Drink plenty of water.

Nearby Attractions

Buckhorn Draw
Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel
San Rafael Bridge