Swamp Canyon

HARD 1 reviews

Swamp Canyon is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ophir, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.0 miles 3500 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

ice climbing

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

The trail starts just to the east of the town of Ophir and climbs up to the top of Swamp Canyon. You have the option to climb U.S. Grant Peak, South Lookout Peak, or continue over the pass to Island Lake and Ice Lakes Basin. Beautiful views from the top.

snowboarding
3 years ago

This is an absolutely beautiful drainage just to the east of the town of Ophir. Endless opportunities for ski touring in the winter. In the summer, it is great for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. You can also hike over the pass at the top of the drainage into Ice Lakes Basin to make a longer through hike.