Buckhorn Wash

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San Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn WashSan Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) This old bridge over the San Rafel River is an historic site. It is a 160 foot suspension bridge built in 1937 by the CCC.

Bridge over San Rafael River near Buckhorn WashBridge over San Rafael River near Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) This bridge has been in use since 1937 until recently when the new bridge was built.

San Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn WashSan Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Although it is middle September there is flowing water in the river.

San Rafel Bridge.San Rafel Bridge. (09/19/2002) The old bridge over the San Rafel River was built in 1937 by the CCC.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Cliffs in the bridge area

San Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn WashSan Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) THis is the new bridge over the San Rafel River.

San Rafel River Near Buckhorn WashSan Rafel River Near Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) There was a heavy rain in the area two days ago which increased the flow.

Bottle Neck PeakBottle Neck Peak (09/19/2002) Pictures near the bridge.

San Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn WashSan Rafel Bridge near Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) The camp ground is to the right.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002)

Bottle Neck PeakBottle Neck Peak (09/19/2002)

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Looking back at Buckhorn Wash.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Skyline of San Rafel Swell.

Buckhorn WashBuckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Sandstone formations

Between i70 and Buckhorn WashBetween i70 and Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) It is about 20 miles from I 70 to the lower entrance of Buckhorn Wash.

i70 to Buckhorn Washi70 to Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) Between Interstate 70 and Buckhorn Wash.

between i70 and Buckhorn Washbetween i70 and Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) The road less traveled.

Between i70 and Buckhorn WashBetween i70 and Buckhorn Wash (09/19/2002) This cone shaped hill can also be seen from Interstate 70.

Interstate 70Interstate 70 (09/19/2002) Before connecting with I 70, the Buckhorn Wash road parallels the interstate for 3 to 5 miles. Just before the freeway is a nice camp area. There is another road marked on the map but no interchange with the freeway.

San Rafael SwellSan Rafael Swell (09/28/2004) A panorama from the western side of the Swell.

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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.

Sea Eagle 330 -- The Go Anywhere Kayak For 2

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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