Riding the San Rafael River Gorge Trail - San Rafael Swell, Utah
My husband and I just got back from the most amazing camping trip this weekend and I had to share pictures. We went to the San Rafael Swell to ride the river gorge trail. The ride was gorgeous and the trail head had a fantastic campsite with horse corral, too. If you ever get the chance to go to central Utah, I highly recommend going here! A word of caution... while most of the trail is fairly easy, there are a few tricky spots that you want to make sure your horse is surefooted and levelheaded.
A couple other trails, Camp at Buckskin Springs (near Goblin Valley) ride down Wild Horse wash till you can enter Chute Canyon, Go up Chute and when you exit the back of the Reef, you can pick up the Back of the Reef Road. Follow the gravel road till you can drop into Wild Horse Wash and follow it down. It's gets real narrow, But all my horses go through it no problems. When you come out the front of the reed ( by Temple Mountain) just follow the wash back to your camp site. It's about 22 miles round trip
Corrals at Buckskin Springs
Camp under the Cottonwoods
Going thru Chute Canyon
Back of the Reef Road
Entering Wild Horse Wash
Coming thru the Narrows
Another good ride is up Old Woman, Cross over in Lone Man and come back down Earnie Draw.
I also like to ride out to Copper Globe, You can park or camp near Justinson Flats and day ride out to the old mine and the Window overlooking Red Canyon
But my all time favorite is to ride up McCarty Canyon, Cross the Narrow neck of land and come down Mesquite Wash. All of these rides are about 22-24 miles long
Thanks for sharing!! I am always on the hunt for remote sites with a corral so we don't have to haul our portable corral with us. We are hoping to squeeze one more trip in before winter and were talking about going to onion creek, but maybe we will go to buckskin springs instead! Have you done the Bloody Hands Gap trail in the Henry Mountains? That was one of my favorite treks and not too far from goblin valley.