Swamp Canyon Overlook and Trail - Hike near Bryce, Utah
UT-63, Bryce, UT 84764, USA,Bryce,Utah
37.5873699, -112.2135189
6.8 miles SW of Bryce, Utah
Address: UT-63, Bryce, UT 84764, USA
GPS: 37°35'14.5"N 112°12'48.7"W
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State: Utah

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Swamp Canyon Trail is a wonderful, lesser-explored trail of moderate difficulty. Hikers in this area can expect to see some of Bryce Canyon’s famous rock formations, while also experiencing the more forested area that is Swamp Canyon.

Swamp Canyon is surrounded by pink and red cliffs that provide a striking contrast with the evergreen Ponderosa Pines that surround the trail.

This is a loop trail that can be hiked in either direction. It is recommended that hikers hike the loop in a counter clockwise direction. Hiking in this direction, hikers will begin on the portion of the trail called Sheep Creek Connecting Trail and end on the portion of the trail that is considered part of Under the Rim Trail. Hikers descend 800 feet in elevation during the first half of their hike and ascend 800 feet as they complete the loop.

Hikers can park at the Swamp Canyon Overlook where the loop begins and ends. Water and Restrooms are not available at Swamp Canyon Overlook, so be sure to come prepared.

Swamp Canyon Trail is well marked and easy for hikers to follow. In places the trail is washed out or blocked by fallen trees, but it is always easy to tell where the trail connects.

Swamp Canyon Trail is one of the lesser explored trails of Bryce Canyon and makes for a peaceful escape from the more popular, crowded areas of this National Park. The peaceful nature and beautiful views of Swamp Canyon Trail make this hike one you don’t want to miss.

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From Bryce, Utah

  1. Head southwest toward UT-63 (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn left onto UT-63 (4.1 mi)
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Hiking Swamp Canyon Loop in Bryce Canyon by Marvin Williford
Hiking In Bryce Canyon National Park | Swamp Canyo by Backcountry Exposure
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Distance ?

4.1 miles

Real Ascent ?

889 feet

Real Descent ?

921 feet

Grade (-14° to 25°)

-24% to 46%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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