BY WAY OF: San Rafael Swell / Green River, Utah

Join photographer Jo Savage as she hikes, camps, climbs, and rappels her way through the San Rafael Swell. Located in south-central Utah, just a few hours south of Salt Lake City, this rugged and remote area, packed with unique geologic formations, offers Savage an appealing canvas and instant playground that needs to be experienced first-hand. Starting with an exploration of Goblin Valley State Park, famed for its sandstone spires that provide other-worldly feels, Savage connects with river guide Ben Watson. The Green River local explains how best to utilize the nearby town along Interstate 70, which acts as a central hub for the area’s river systems and outdoor activities, highlighting some local favorite eateries and go-to stops along the way.

This video was produced in partnership with Visit Utah.


  1. Tim's Videos on April 6, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Love your photography!

  2. Abby Sidwell on April 7, 2021 at 12:08 am

    I am obsessed with this area!! I will be heading back there all next week- and when she stated you can go there w/o plans and still find stuff to do, I would have to agree.
    cant wait to be back 🙂

  3. ByGraceIGo on April 7, 2021 at 12:49 am

    That’s fine and dandy to enjoy it by yourself but it can be dangerous. Anyone could get hurt it could be fatal. Someone should always have a hiking buddy I don’t care what the reason especially if they are repelling or going into caves or anything like that. Just like that guy who went to Moab and ended up having to cut his arm off cuz it got stuck between two rocks and he was there for days and was left for dead. So please be careful! It’s a beautiful place but it can be unforgiving. I would err on the side of safety. And it looks like someone used a drone to get those photos from above. They talked about the ecosystem well drones are not supposed to be used in National Park areas unless this is just our owned by the BLM.

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