Buckhorn Draw is a stunningly scenic and well-graded gravel road, located in the northern section of the San Rafael Swell. This trail is highly recommended for breathtaking views. The San Rafael River is responsible for carving through several layers of sandstone and limestone over the course of millions of years. What remains now is known as “The Little Grand Canyon". The colorful, winding gorges can be seen nearby from a spectacular birds-eye view at The Wedge Overlook.
Buckhorn Draw Road starts by weaving through steep towering canyons of mesas and buttes. Further ahead, the landscape opens to vast, barren plains and offers a more broad perspective of the massive, thousand-foot gorges spanned across in the background. Just off the trail are many ancient spectacles, such as rock art panels depicted by early Native Americans, as well as a prehistoric dinosaur footprint. The Swell is a place for solitude, while also inviting exploration for all types of adventurists.
Head east on Center Street. In 0.9 miles, Center Street will turn into River Road. Continue following for 2.8 miles. Turn left/east onto 200 North (332/Buffalo Rd) and follow for 12.4 miles. At the intersection of (401), Green River Cutoff turn left/southeast and continue for 2.4 miles. (332) Buckhorn Draw Road trailhead will be on the right/southeast side of the road.
What an incredible route this one turned out to be. The canyons were so huge, we felt so small in our Jeep. We stopped at everything along the very easy trail. The wall art sites were very cool to see. Next time we'll plan it so we get there later in the day when they're in the shade. The trail was just a gravel road but vital if you're into epic cruises through historic landscapes. The video is of our one day loop through this beautiful region. We connected this trail with a few others for a mildly challenging day on the trail. We camped in our big rig rv about a mile and half from I-70. It was easily accessible and free.
Partly cloudy and 25 degrees below normal greeted 3 Jeeps exploring this area for the first time. This route is super easy, and super scenic! We were through after rain and the road gets greasy but dries out quickly. Lots of ATV and UTV traffic this Memorial Day weekend. Seemingly unlimited dispersed camping along the route including a free BLM campground with vault toilets.
Sierra, is an optimist. She has lived in the Salt Lake Valley the entirety of her 25 years.
She is passionate about nature and being outdoors. Though an amateur photographer, she has an eye for unique beauty.
She's a proud owner of a Jeep wrangler, year 2000. She is new to off-roading, finally getting out on the dirt. None the less, eager to learn all there is to know, and meet like-minded people.
Spends most of her time with her 5 year old son, whom is equally an adventurist.
Welcoming to all the advice, tips and tricks made available. Looking forward to sharing all the knowledge and many
adventures to come.