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Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail

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 2.5 (2)

This trail provides straightforward backcounty access to the Under-the-Rim Trail and Right Fork Camp.


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1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

8,048' 2,453 m

High

7,488' 2,282 m

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Up

560' 171 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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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 Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail when it branches from the Sheep Creek Connecting Trail.

After the right-hand turn onto the Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail, you'll be heading south before immediately dropping below the canyon rim. Thread between high stone towers in a forested valley. The grade eases as you approach the canyon floor. This trail ends at a junction with the Under-the-Rim Trail very near the Right Fork Swamp Canyon backcountry campsite. From here, Swamp Canyon Butte is visible to the south.

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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Bryce Canyon
Sep 30, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Bryce Canyon
Sep 30, 2017 near Panguitch, UT
Swamp Canyon with snow. with permission from cwicks
Mar 1, 2016 near Panguitch, UT
First hike at Bryce Canyon.
Dec 16, 2015 near Panguitch, UT

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Jun 26, 2019
Audrey Powers
Loop from Under the Rim & Sheep Creek
Jul 1, 2016
Michael Churukian
Last hike in Bryce for us today. On to Zion from here.
Apr 12, 2016
Tilman Giese
Aug 12, 2015
Larry Nelson