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The San Rafael Swell in Central Utah is famous for its unique geography and incredible diversity. Boasting multiple dark sky parks, pictograph and petroglyph panels, the world-famous Goblin Valley, and the Wedge (Mini Grand Canyon), the San Rafael Swell is one not to miss. In the northern portion of the Swell, the San Rafael River carves its way from Emery County 90 miles southeast, where it meets with the Green River shortly before it joins up with the Colorado River. Along the river banks is Fuller Bottom, an "oasis" within the arid climate of the San Rafael Swell. Lush with vegetation, Fuller Bottom is accessed by a relatively easy offroad trail from the north and the south. Most visitors come in from the north due to the easy access from the intersecting Wedge Overlook and Buckhorn Wash trails. Coming in from the south requires you to cross the San Rafael River, which may not be an easy task based on when you expect to be traveling. Although this trail, in particular, may not boast of any specific interests aside from Fuller Bottom itself and the river crossing, it is worth the drive! Fuller Bottom gives you access to the petroglyphs and pictographs along Buckhorn Wash to the north and the incredible network of trails to the south, such as Devil's Racetrack, Fixit Pass, Eagle Canyon, or North Fork of Coal Wash.
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