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. We recommend going clockwise.
Though a moderate hike, this trail can be difficult if not prepared. Please carry plenty of water, snacks and appropriate wilderness trek items.
Last updated: July 23, 2020