The Swell

The San Rafael Swell is one of the Beehive State’s lesser known geological wonders. The massive sandstone upheaval swelled up from the earth’s surface some 50 million years ago and has since been battered by wind and water erosion. The result is an expanse of deep canyons and corridors, scattered with large boulders and capped with sandstone bluffs. While a bit off the beaten path, those who venture into the Swell are rewarded with intricately sculpted stone and splitter desert cracks.