Top Adventures in Emery County

  • Camp at the Little Grand Canyon

    The Wedge and The Little Grand Canyon are located in Eastern Utah and despite their amazing beauty are relatively unknown and overlooked partly due to their close proximity to national parks like Arches and Canyonlands. With it's massive size, The...

  • Camp at The Wedge (East Side)

    The Wedge, which is also known as The Little Grand Canyon is located in the northern part of the San Rafael Swell. The closest town is Castle Dale, Utah, and most people drive past this part of the San Rafael Swell on their way to Moab, or other p...

  • Photographing Dutchman's Arch

    Duchman's Arch is visible from I-70 but ask anyone about it and they will look at you with a blank face. It's a great medium sized sandstone arch but getting there takes time and patience driving down sandy, rutted out, washboard roads.To get to t...

  • Canyoneering the San Rafael Swell

    The San Rafael Swell, is the home of many adventures! One of those adventures being canyoneering. There are many slot canyons of various skill levels that have been explored and descended. There are many other canyons that still have yet to be ...

  • Hike Lower Black Box Canyon

    It takes some commitment to get to the trailhead, but it’s worth it. After several dirt roads, follow a rocky 4X4 road for about 10 miles to the trailhead. Sunscreen up and walk down the path to an open wash. This wash runs into the San Rafael Riv...

    10 miles -300 ft gain

  • Visit the Petroglyphs in Black Dragon Wash

    Black Dragon wash gets its name because of one of the petroglyphs, which oddly enough is a red dragon. The trail can be kind of hard to find but once you are in the canyon it is impossible to lose it. You follow the canyon for a bit and then you w...

  • Bouldering in Joe's Valley, UT

    The bouldering in Joe's Valley has been a hot spot for climbers from all around the world. Discovered by Utah climbers decades ago it has turned into a mecca for anyone who loves sandstone bouldering. The texture of the rock is very grippy and a...

  • Explore a Manmade Geyser in Utah

    Four and a half miles from the town of Green River, Utah, Crystal Geyser is one of the few manmade geysers as a result of the area's historical mining industry. This cold-water geyser usually erupts every eight to 20 hours. Getting There Getting t...

  • Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Loop

    The Little Wild Horse Canyon/Bell Canyon loop hike is a classic southern Utah experience. Little Wild Horse Canyon is the better of the two canyons, so if you can only do part of the hike do Little Wild Horse. If you're doing a loop of both, save ...

  • Exploring Goblin Valley

    Goblin Valley Can entertain you for 1 hour or 10. There are no established trails, so you are free to wander around the entire park. There are cliffs to climb, slot canyons to explore and hoodoos to discover. From the parking area, you descend abo...

  • Camp at Goblin Valley

    Goblin Valley State Park is in a rural section of southern Utah, but if you type it into Google Maps you will go straight there. There are awesome campsites within the park but they require reservations. If you didn't take the time to reserve a ca...

  • Hike to Goblin's Lair and Carmel Canyon

    This beautiful, isolated hike also makes for a flexible route – very few places in Goblin Valley are off limits, allowing you to customize the adventure as much as you please.The hike begins on a rapidly descending trail, heading into the heart of...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Green River, Utah

      Green River KOA

    • Huntington, Utah

      Little Bear Group

      Overview Little Bear Group Campground is located in beautiful Huntington Canyon along the Huntington Canyon National Scenic Byway on Utah Highway 31. It sits at an elevation of approximately 6,500 ...

    • Orangeville, Utah

      Joes Valley Reservoir

      Overview Joe's Valley Reservoir Campground is located in a high mountain valley next to its namesake, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the surrounding of...

    • Orangeville, Utah

      Joes Valley Pavilion Group Site A

      Overview Joes Valley Pavilion Group Site is located in a high mountain valley just above Joes Valley Reservoir, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, and exploring surroun...

    • Orangeville, Utah

      Orange Olsen

      Overview Orange Olsen is located at 7,000 feet with a panoramic view of Joes Valley. The dwelling and cabin offer full amenities including solar powered lighting. The dwelling can accommodate six...

    • Huntington, Utah

      Chute Group

      Overview Chute Group Campground is located in beautiful Huntington Canyon, along the Huntington Canyon National Scenic Byway on Utah Highway 31. It is situated at an elevation of approximately 8,00...

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