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The san rafael swell is an uplift in the center of utah that has been eroded down to a scrappy dry mostly wild area ravaged by mining and orv use and cut with interesting canyons it is close to the wasatch front and was my go to canyon area when i lived in the city of salt. The san rafael swell is easily one of the most adventurous spots in utah the swell is massive 650000 acres almost entirely ungoverned and many parts unexplored by humans most people go to the swell for camping picnicking canyoneering off roading and site seeing etc there are dinosaur fossils and native american petroglyphs still being discovered in the region. San rafael swell canyoneering crack canyon is one of the more popular canyons in the san rafael swell the canyon contains three wonderful sections of narrows and a chance to visit the little known cracked window arch. Canyoneering in the san rafael swell offers plenty of weird and rappelling into an 80 foot hole in the ground is certainly different a piece of 20 foot webbing and some rap rings will do for the rappel although anchors are usually in abundance here there were three perfectly good anchors when we rapped down. The squeeze draining high off the moroni slopes is arguably one of the best and most difficult canyons in the swell from either of the two possible trailheads it is a long day and physical canyon the reward is an amazingly beautiful and fun canyon including 2 natural bridges you go through