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Swamp Canyon Connecting Trail

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1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


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Ascent

-560' -171 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

8,048' 2,453 m

High

7,488' 2,282 m

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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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  2.5 from 2 votes

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