Trip Reports: Car Camping Around Green River, Utah - September 2017

After some cold and snowy backpacking trips in the high mountains of Colorado in late September, we escaped to the desert of Utah for dry land and warmer weather. We spent a couple nights relaxing and hiking at one of our favorite spots on a remote plateau high above the Green River, then spent a night at Swaseys Beach just north of the town of Green River. This was a relaxing end to our two months on the road!

Utah, truck, panorama, Green River, San Rafael Reef, La Sal Mountains, photo

If you look closely you might see our truck parked on this vast slickrock field. This plateau has an enormous view including the San Rafael Reef on the left to La Sal Mountains on the right.

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Utah, Green River, sunrise, pothole, reflection, photo

Sunrise reflection in a slickrock pothole after a rainy night in the desert.

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Green River, Utah, photo

Overlooking a giant gooseneck of the Green River. The river flows from the left, curves around out of sight, then comes back on the right side.

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Green River, Utah, arch, photo

"Brontosauras Arch" isn't the official name of this arch, but I like to call it this because of its resemblance to a giant petrified Brontosauras dinosaur.

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Green River, Swaseys Beach, Utah, photo

Near Swaseys Beach just north of the town of Green River.

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