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Sheep Creek Connecting Trail

Intermediate
 2.3 (4)

A fairly mellow approach for Sheep Creek and Swamp Canyon backcountry travelers.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

7,978' 2,432 m

High

7,390' 2,253 m

Low

44' 13 m

Up

629' 192 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Description

From the left side of the Swamp Canyon overlook pullout (about 5 miles south of the visitor center), join the marked Sheep Creek Connecting Trail when it branches from the Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail. Head north through dense forest eventually circumnavigating a prominent butte.

After the first flat mile above the rim, descend off the lip into the Sheep Creek drainage. Pass a handful of hoodoos and traverse a wooded canyon before meeting the Under-the-Rim Trail and the Sheep Creek Trail at a 4-way intersection at the canyon bottom.

This trail was formerly used for moving sheep around to different grazing areas.

If you're planning to make a loop that combines Sheep Creek Connecting Trail, Under-the-Rim Trail and the Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail, the preferred direction is clockwise.

Flora & Fauna

Fir, manzanita, poderosa pine, and juniper. Deer, bees, wasps.

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Megan W

Trail Ratings

  2.3 from 4 votes

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Perhaps not the wow factor of other Bryce Canyon NP trails, but enjoyable rock and views nonetheless.
May 16, 2019 near Panguitch, UT
Beginning of this hike offers easy, level, shaded strolling.
May 16, 2019 near Panguitch, UT

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