• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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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?

Mountain lion standing on snow

Mountain Lions have one of the highest hunting success ratios of any predator. 80% of the time they chase a deer, the deer ends up as food. At Bryce Canyon, Mountain Lions are most often seen in winter. More...