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blue Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -560' -171 m
High: 8,048' 2,453 m
Low: 7,488' 2,282 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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

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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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in Swamp Canyon

#984

in Utah

#31,400

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