Black Dragon Wash

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4.8/5 (13 reviews)
Green River, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 05/24/2023
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Black Dragon Canyon has amazing Native American pictographs. These rock art pictographs are considered among the best in Central Utah. This trail combines incredible history, amazing high canyon walls, and even a few challenging obstacles along the way. The end of the trail is very close to the freeway and Green River, so you can stock up for a long day out in the Swell.


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4.8/5 (13)
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5600
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

I think it’s maybe a bit of a 3 if compared to many other 2’s in Utah, but still no big deal. Great rock art and it’s cool driving in the bottom of the narrow canyon… when rain isn’t expected of course.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/16/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail without any major obstacles, the pictographs are really a must see! Please don't vandalized them. Just remember to check the weather forecasts since you will be driving on a wash. Run it east to west.
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - Carlo Donzelli
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - Carlo Donzelli
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1900
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ran the trail from east to west. I'd agree that the trail was a bit harder than a 2, but the most difficult spot in my opinion would be the shelf at waypoint 10, which has a bypass. Views from the canyon floor were great, and the stop for the petroglyphs were worth the trip.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Went East to West. Nice easy trail to the pictographs and was definitely worth a stop. The giant canyon walls made for an awe inspiring drive up the canyon. We didn't have any trouble with any of the obstacles. This was a great trail to start off a weekend full of trails in the swell!
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - Josiah Youland
Trail Review: Black Dragon Wash - Josiah Youland
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Visited: 03/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

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