3,465 ft
Distance
135 ft
Climb
2 miles
High Point
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Swasey Lake Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
  • Riding Area
  • Ref Number
    #711
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #77845 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager

Swasey Lake is a Hiking Only Trail. Extreme rocky and steep trail. You'll follow the main trail for a about 5 miles till you'll have to bush wack through to get to Swasey Lake (there is no trail). Adding this trail in for hikers to help guide them the easiest way to get to Swasey Lake without a lot of bush wacking and/or getting lost to find the lake.

Access Info

The path recommended to us to get to the Swasey Hole area was through the Center Park Trail head north of Duchesne. We took I-80 from Salt Lake and turned off on Highway 40 at Park City. That took us right into Duchesne. Gas in Duchesne was petty costly, so I would recommend filling up somewhere before, or at the latest Heber City. From Duchesne we turned left off of their main street onto Highway 87 and drove to Mountain Home. From Mountain Home, you get off onto dirt roads. You follow Yellowstone River Road 4 miles to Hells Canyon Road. The trail head is 7 miles up that road. The roads are decent and you pass quite a few good places to camp if you want to camp overnight before starting the hike. We were pleasantly surprised to see the roads so well marked. We didn't get to Mountain Home until it was dark and we still found it to a good camping spot near the trail head with relative ease.

Disclaimer

Hiking Trail Only By Ashley US National Forest Service

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Swasey Lake Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    134 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,583 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,583 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,719 ft
  • Grade
    3.9%
  • Grade max
    -1%
  • Grade min
    15.3%
  • Distance climb
    3,035 ft
  • Distance down
    66 ft
  • Distance flat
    72 ft
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