Swamp Canyon Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ophir, Colorado 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.
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.
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.