Surrounding Thompson Springs we have the Book Cliffs to the north, The San Rafael Swell and Sin Bad Country to the west and Moab to the south. Sego Canyon is in our back yard - a place to explore ancient Indian drawings, mining ghost towns and general hiking.
In the Book Cliffs you will find trails for horse back riding, atv riding and county roads for general sight seeing. In the San Rafael Swell and Sin Bad Country you will find mines, old cabins, slot canyons, awesome rock formations and natural arches. All of which you can hike, bike, ride ohv, or travel to see from your car.
In the desert we have slick rock and dunes that the whole family can enjoy. 20 highway minutes from town is the Green Rive offering a 24 hour restaurant, a tavern, eating stops, stores, an area museum and river running through the canyons and rapids of the Green River.
Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
On the way to Green River and the San Rafael Swell, you will find Sego Canyon. The place to see the petroglyphs and pictographs near Thompson Springs. From Interstate 70, take the Thompson Springs exit, travel through town and head north into the Book Cliffs. That road (with signs) leads about three miles into Sego Canyon, the site of the ancient rock art.