Buckhorn Wash

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Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) The canyon becomes steeper and more narrow.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) The sky has cleared.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) The brigh colors of these rocks are dulled by the shadow.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) Each turn of the road paints a new picture.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) More to go.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) It's about 7:00 P.M.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) We are abou 3 miles into the canyon at this point.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) Minor variations in minerals create major variations in color.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) The dirt road has been recently graded and is easy to drive.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) Close up the rocks show erosion and upthrust patterns.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) The sunlight emphasizes the yellow in the cliffs. The shadows outline the tree and the convoluted rocks.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) Wide spots in the canyon offer nice picnic and camping areas.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) There is some vegetation in the canyon bottoms.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) Almost to our camp site.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) This is our campsite. Some one else dug the ditch.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) Camp site. Where is the best place for a tent?

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) Rocks around the camp site.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) View from our camp site

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/18/2002) A contest between and tree and a rock. The tree knows how to adapt but in the long run the tree will win.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) A lizzard stops by out camp site to say good morning.

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Buckhorn Wash

Buckhorn Wash is in the San Rafael Swell in central Utah. The drive through the Swell begins on a small dirt road on Highway 10, just north of Castledale, Utah. The upper portion of the road crosses the high desert plains. The road crosses through the Mancos Shale. Although the area is dry most the year, the road is completely impassable when wet.

The Buckhorn Wash breaks through the Navajo Sandstone and works its way down through towering Sandstone cliffs as you make your way to the San Rafael River. Signs along the drive tell you the names of the different sandstone layers. There are several panels of pictographs and petroglyphs along the road, making the road a delight for sight seers, geologists and anthropologists.

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Context: Desert

Interstate 70 (51 pictures) The Buckhorn Wash road continues on after crossing the San Rafael Bridge to I70.

San Rafael Swell (18 pictures) Buckhorn Wash cuts into the center of the San Rafael Swell, providing access to the San Raphael River and Mexican Mountain.

The Wedge Overlook (23 pictures) The road to the Wedge Overlook branches off the Buckhorn Wash road about a mile before you head into the canyon. The Wedge Overlook provides and excellent view of the San Rafael canyon.

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