The Wedge Overlook

Castle Dale, Utah (Emery County)

Last Updated: 05/13/2019
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.19 miles
Highest Elevation: 6292 feet
Duration: About 25 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Castle Dale
Nearest Town w/ Services: Castle Dale
Official Road Name: 405
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Price Field Office


Highlight: The Wedge Overlook
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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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead begins at a large parking lot with informational booths and pit toilets. There is endless room for trailers and vehicles to air down if you feel the need.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Huntington, Utah

Head east on Center Street. In 0.9 miles, Center Street will turn into River Road. Continue to follow for 2.8 miles. Turn right onto 200 North (332/Buffalo Rd) and follow for 12.4 miles. At this intersection, there will be a large parking lot, informational booth, and pit toilets. This marks the trailhead for The Wedge Overlook.



Trail Reviews (2)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Is it possible to take a 20 foot R-pod to a campsite at the rim?? It is raised and has trail tires plus towed by a Jeep Gladiator. Totally self contained.
–Margaret Bowen (06/10/2020)
–TJ Bosworth (06/10/2020)

Writer Information

TJ Bosworth

Mapping Crew - Utah

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he's only been off-roading since he was 16 but fell in love immediately. He attended college in Denver for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management and wheeled in Colorado for 4 years, but ended up moving back home to Salt Lake City. He currently works in an off-road shop and spends his free time doing anything he can to stay busy, which is usually working on his jeep or playing music. Outside of off-roading, he is an avid whitewater rafter and outdoor cook. Camping at least every other weekend in any season is a normal year. The further from civilization, the better. Bring on the memories!
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