The San Rafael Swell, 2,000 square miles of public land, is a massive maze of winding canyons, broken fins and buttes in the heart of Utah. It is known for its scenic sandstone formations, deep canyons, desert streams, and expansive panoramas. Offering many of the same sights that can be seen in several of Utah’s national parks, but allowing visitors to enjoy these sights in leisurely solitude, the San Rafael Swell has been considered one of the “undiscovered” natural wonders of the American West. It also provides sights that cannot be found anywhere else, such as Goblin Valley and the San Rafael Reef. Hiking opportunities here range from easy to strenuous, technical canyoneering.