Sheep Creek Connecting Trail

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2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

 

88% 

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Singletrack

44' 13 m

Ascent

-629' -192 m

Descent

7,978' 2,432 m

High

7,390' 2,253 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Unknown

Update

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

Megan W

Overview

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Runner Notes

Loose gravel surface.

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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#610

in Utah

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