The Wedge Overlook

5/5 (2 reviews)
Castle Dale, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 05/13/2019

Trail Information


The San Rafael River may not seem all that mighty, but it has carved its way through Central Utah creating some of the most incredible sights throughout the state. Also known as the Little Grand Canyon, The Wedge is one of these sites. Over 1,200 feet below lies the river, rich with history of the Fremont Indians that inhabited this area over 2,000 years ago. With two overlooks to view the seemingly endless canyon, you are sure to be impressed. Combine this short trail with Buckhorn Draw to make for a fun day exploring some history within the San Rafael Swell.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (2)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/09/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very easy and worth it! The road is well maintained easily traveled by most vehicles. Camping, there are about nine camping spots on the rim. If you are there on a weekend expect crowds. Very beautiful, do not miss this if you are in the area!
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/13/2019

This was our second camping site on our way to Overland Expo 2019. What a treat! Fearing the crowds of the Grand Canyon, I had heard about the Wedge Overlook as being a "miniature" version of the Grand Canyon. As a PNW dweller, a canyon like this was quite the experience! Amazingly quiet we had a great night here under the stars. The road was definitely easy and well worth it.

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