San Rafael Swell FAQs that you might be asking yourself too

By on April 2, 2022

Some 16 miles (ca. 26 km) away from Green River, San Rafael Swell is a humongous geological feature in Utah. It’s a mix of limestone, sandstone, and shale that form a huge dome-like anticline. The story of this popular tourist sight begins a long, long time ago, in the Paleocene, some 60 to 40 million years ago. And during all that time, floods had their way with it, creating canyons, valleys, and other geological structures.


No wonder, then, that San Rafael is a very popular tourist destination, with thousands visiting it each month. It’s, in fact, present in popular culture, serving as a location for many western and sci-fi movies and TV shows. If you’re looking to visit it at some point in the future, you’ll have numerous questions. But don’t worry — that’s why we’re here. We’ll answer all your basic questions in the following few paragraphs!


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Head to Head: Dildos vs Vibrators

By on August 31, 2020

It’s no secret that the world of sex toys always relied on these two phallic products. Both the dildos and vibrators are seen as supreme leaders once it comes to self-pleasure. Seeing how they appear to lurk from every corner these days, it’s pretty normal to see them as competitors for the throne. But have you ever really wondered which one was the best sex toy?


The logical place to start this debate is certainly in terms of the way they look. One could say that’s pointless since they both resemble an actual penis — but is it that simple? We think there’s a bit more to it. Therefore, let’s embark on this penile journey with design in our sight first.

Trying hard to look like actual male genitals, dildos come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some of them are all about the penis, while others appear …

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The Wide, Wide West: Utah’s San Rafael Swell

By on July 1, 2019

Each spring, Utah becomes the scene of one of the animal kingdom’s great annual migrations, as thousands of Colorado ski-town locals descend from their snowbound winter ranges in search of warm desert climes. If you’ve been to Moab on a busy weekend in recent years, you’ve do doubt seen this phenomenon, characterized by massive herds of sightseers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers and other off-road enthusiasts.

On our last trip to Moab, my family and I had to drive around for two hours looking for a vacant campsite until we finally found a barely suitable one miles up a dirt road outside of town. Then, when we went for a hike to a swimming hole I remembered fondly from years ago, we were forced to contend with hordes of drunken twenty-somethings carting cases of beer to the site. The whole experience felt more like a college frat party than a hike.…

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3 Sites That Make The San Rafael Swell

By on June 21, 2019

The Playground Is Open
Find a bottomless basket of rides, climbs, camps, hikes and paddles in Utah’s San Rafael Swell, one of the most uplifting geological uplifts in the world. There are no crowds and no lines, but there are some tough decisions — like what to do first.

In the Swell, located just east of Utah’s center in Emery County, layers of sandstone, shale and limestone jut into the sky to form a scrappy geological theme park. Within this vast expanse, you’ll find rugged ATV trails, off-the-grid camping and plenty of rock-formation eye candy.

Here are three places you must experience while visiting Utah’s arid core:

Goblin Valley

Imagine you’re a cowboy looking for missing cattle, and all of a sudden you stumble into Goblin Valley. Boy howdy, them rock creatures sure ain’t bovine, nohow, no way. Local lore says that’s just how this surreal little horde of …

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San Rafael Swell

By on April 20, 2019

The San Rafael Swell, a 70 by 40-mile geologic upheaval located in southeastern UT, has been cut, shaped, and formed over thousands of years into a crazy assembly of sandstone buttresses, canyons, and plateaus. The northern Swell, located north of Interstate 70, offers fantastic hiking, backpacking, biking, and camping at all levels of fun.

What Makes It Great
The Wedge Overlook is a good place to begin exploring the northern Swell. The view from here offers a bird’s eye perspective of the Little Grand Canyon, a 14-mile path cut from the Earth’s crust by the San Rafael River that’s regarded as one of the best San Rafael hikes. This 1000-foot deep gorge reveals towering sandstone cliffs that overlook the canyon’s bottom which is lined with cottonwoods, rabbit brush, and greasewood. The Wedge Overlook also offers great views of Sids Mountain, Assembly Hall Peak, and the highest point in the Swell, …

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