Swasey's Leap Trail

Green River, Utah 84525

Swasey's Leap Trail

Swasey's Leap Trail Professional Review and Guide

"As the Swasey’s Leap Trail branches off Buckhorn Wash Trail, the road becomes noticeably less traveled and soon rates a difficulty level of 2. The spur trail crosses flat-topped mesas and grasslands of pinyon and juniper. In many places the classic terrain looks plucked from any number of Hollywood Westerns.

Special Attractions: Scenic, seldom-used 4WD spur trail; The legend of Swasey’s Leap. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

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Trail Information

Green River
Nearby City
Trail Type
1 hour
5,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,600 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Drowned Hole Draw, Spotted Wolf Canyon, San Rafael Desert
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