Overlooking the Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafael River, jaws drop for first time viewers. And then cameras come out and a full appreciation of modern technology and the ability to take hundreds of photos takes hold. Do not be here if a thunderstorm is brewing.
This gem, not far out of Castledale Utah is a real treat. It's perfect for a quick weekend or day trip, and has enough to do to support a longer stay. To start, the canyon rim is breathtaking, having coffee in the morning as the sun rises, or a cocktail or wine as it sets just puts your soul back in alignment again. There are some official campsites, however they were full and we had to dry, primitive camp. This was more than fine because we got to be closer to the rim, had privacy and was still relatively close to the vault toilets. This is a have to see it place, and its perfect for larger families with ample room. ATVS are a common recreation in the area so if you have one this is perfect. This is Desert, so it will be hot. This is also Mountainous so it might get cold fast, so pack accordingly. Food is a pretty good drive away, but not terrible, water is scarce as you would imagine. Bring plenty of both. Pack in pack out. Enjoy.
This was 5 minutes from the little grand canyon. Very basic camping. Rogue camping if you will. But I nice place to park and set up. Amazing views 5 minutes away at wedge overlook.
Deep in The San Rafael Swell lies The Wedge Overlook campground. The campground lies right on the rim of The Little Grand Canyon. Beautiful views, hiking and biking trails. Some areas you can put a RV but it is a first come first serve area. Be prepared to drive on long dirt roads. If you love not so developed campsites, this area is a place for you.
The Wedge Overlook campground had some of the best views I've ever seen! We loved looking over the edge of The Little Grand Canyon, and at the stars at night. Just be ready to drive a long way on a dirt road to get there.