Buckhorn Draw to Wedge Overlook

Total Miles
38.8

Elevation

2,044.79 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Enjoy a day in the desert on this easy, family-friendly road, open to nearly any vehicle when dry. Stop and enjoy a 130-foot pictograph next to a very distinct dinosaur footprint. Take in the beautiful views and end the trip at "The Little Grand Canyon." There are designated campsites along the way, as well as many explorable side roads for Jeeps and unlicensed OHVs. Feeling lucky? Keep your eyes peeled for wild burros.

Photos of Buckhorn Draw to Wedge Overlook

Buckhorn Draw to Wedge Overlook
Buckhorn Draw to Wedge Overlook
Buckhorn Draw to Wedge Overlook

Difficulty

Easy. Maintained road suitable for passenger cars when dry. May be impassable when wet even for 4x4s. Flash floods possible.

History

The 167-ft. historic San Rafael Swinging Bridge at Waypoint 02 was completed in 1937 to provide a safe way for local ranchers to get their livestock across the river. It opened up thousands of acres of new grazing land. This bridge is the only suspension bridge remaining in Utah. Source: Kiosk at the bridge.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Cole Haaf
Mar 24, 2024
2010 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Normal
The road was in great condition. From start to finish didn’t take longer than 2.5 hours. In addition to all the BLM camping, I was surprised to find some beautiful first come first serve campsites near the Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel. We happily paid the $15 and enjoyed the views.
John Peck
Nov 04, 2023
2021 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Johnny Utah
Oct 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Garrett O’hara
Apr 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

Get off Interstate 70 at exit 131 marked as Sinbad and Temple Mountain Road. Start on north side.

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