Trail Run Project Logo

blue Sheep Creek Connecting Trail

Trail

2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 44' 13 m
Descent: -629' -192 m
High: 7,978' 2,432 m
Low: 7,390' 2,253 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Megan W

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

Megan W

Features Views

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.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  2.0 from 2 votes

#3

in Swamp Canyon

#31801

Overall
  2.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
100%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#3

in Swamp Canyon

#998

in Utah

#31,801

Overall
11 Views Last Month
177 Since Mar 1, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
50%
50%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running