• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Bryce Point to Peekaboo Connector Trail Closure

    Due to a large rockslide, the connecting trail from Bryce Point to Peekaboo Loop is closed. Trail will be reopened once repairs are made. The Peekaboo Loop is open, but must be accessed from Sunset or Sunrise Point.

  • Backcountry Campsite Closures

    Due to bear activity at select campsites in Bryce Canyon's backcountry, multiple backcountry campsites have been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek, Swamp Canyon, Natural Bridge, Iron Spring, Corral Hollow, Riggs Spring and Yovimpa Pass.

Swamp Canyon Trail

View from Swamp Canyon overlook, looking to the southeast.

View from Swamp Canyon overlook, looking southeast.

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Swamp Canyon appears relatively small and sheltered from the overlook, bounded on both sides by fins and hoodoos. This size allows the viewer to develop a more intimate connection with the landscape than some of the grander viewpoints may provide. From the Swamp Canyon overlook, hikers can descend to either side of the prominence on a trail that will connect with the Under-The-Rim Trail and then return on the other side, making a loop. Though a Moderate Hike, this trail can be difficult if not prepared. Please carry plenty of water and other appropriate items to aid you in your hike.
 
Topographical image of Swamp Canyon Trail (marked in red)
Topographical image of the Swamp Canyon Trail (marked in red)
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Elevation Profile of the Swamp Canyon Trail
 

Total Distance:

4.3 miles
7.16 km

Climbing:

800 feet
244 m

Descending:

800 feet
244 m

Min/Max:

7431/8059 feet
2265/2456 m

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Did You Know?

night sky over north american, central america and a northern portion of the south american continents

Stargazers have been coming to Bryce Canyon for centuries. The first "formal" star gazing programs began in 1969. Read "A Brief History..." by clicking the "more" link below. More...