The upper San Rafael Swell is every bit as bit as beautiful to me as say, Zion Canyon. But in different way. Temple Mountain is good example. Home to ancient desert dwellers from ages past, now somewhat trashed by uranium mining, and continued erosion by jeeping and 4wheeler, ATV and mountain bikes and motocross bikes rip the place. But haunting beauty still looms through the dust. And many lovely canyon hikes of everlasting splendor are within a stones throw.