Trail Run Project Logo

greenBlue Sheep Creek Trail

Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -603' -184 m
High: 7,386' 2,251 m
Low: 6,783' 2,067 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

Dogs

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

Trail shared by Megan W

This neglected but gentle backpacker trail exits the park and goes to the National Forest boundary.

Megan W

Features Views

Description

Backpackers primarily use the lengthy Sheep Creek Trail either as a way to exit the park (in the N-S direction) or as a way of entering the park without paying a fee (S-N direction).

From the 4-way intersection with the Under-the-Rim Trail and the Sheep Creek Connecting Trail, the Sheep Creek Trail follows Sheep Creek wash along the canyon bottom. Descend past Swamp Canyon, the Sheep Creek backcountry campsite and cross the national park boundary near Short Canyon as the canyon progressively broadens.

After Mud Canyon, the trail joins a dirt fire road (115B) and turns to the east. Navigate past Pasture Wash and the heavily wooded Noon Canyon before reaching the Sheep Creek Trailhead and parking area at the end of Sheep Creek Flat Road. The trailhead is on Dixie National Forest land, just inside the BLM land boundary.

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

#2

in Swamp Canyon

#45553

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

#2

in Swamp Canyon

#1,050

in Utah

#45,553

Overall
16 Views Last Month
331 Since Mar 1, 2016
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
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