2021 Fall Adventure Recap
Into the Swell – San Rafael Swell, UT
October 18-22, 2021
On this adventure, we had nine 4×4 vehicles: 5 Jeep Gladiators, 1 classic Jeep Commanche pickup, 2 Jeep Wrangler JKURs and a Jeep Wrangler TJ. We explored large areas of the San Rafael Swell in central Utah. We saw slot canyons, ancient pictographs, incredible rock formations, wild horses, the ever-amazing Reds Canyon, explored old mines and even drove through a water crossing and a little snow. We also camped out under the stars and had some epic, gourmet-style camp meals!
Here are some notes on this adventure from participant Wayne Bennett. More photos from this awesome adventure follow. Highlights of the first day of the 4Xploring Fall Adventure in the San Raphael Swell were a hike through a long, narrow slot canyon and a challenging stream crossing. As usual we finished up with a delicious meal and visit around a campfire.
Snow, Reds Canyon views, going under I-70 bridges, a little rock crawling and a world class campsite highlighted the second leg of our Fall Adventure in the San Raphael Swell with 4Xploring.
After a night In Hanksville, we started the third leg of 4xploring’s Fall Adventure on the challenging and scenic Behind the Reef trail. Then we passed by some of the Swell’s wild horses on the way down into Reds Canyon.
Reds Canyon scenery, old uranium mines, and ancient Indian pictographs highlighted the last leg of the 4Xploring Fall Adventure.