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Sheep Creek Connector Trail [CLOSED] is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bryce, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until November.

Length 11.1 mi Elevation gain 1,407 ft Route type Out & Back
Backpacking Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Wildlife Blowdown Over grown Washed out Closed No dogs
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Getting There

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. NOTE: Due to heavy rains, the junction of the Under-the-Rim Trail and Sheep Creek Connector trail has been severely washed out. Hikers will need to utilize a map to navigate. Backpackers primarily use the lengthy Sheep Creek Trail either as a way to exit the park (in the N-S direction) or as a way of entering the park without paying a fee (S-N direction). From the 4-way intersection with the Under-the-Rim Trail and the Sheep Creek Connecting Trail, the Sheep Creek Trail follows Sheep Creek wash along the canyon bottom. Descend past Swamp Canyon, the Sheep Creek backcountry campsite and cross the national park boundary near Short Canyon as the canyon progressively broadens. After Mud Canyon, the trail joins a dirt fire road (115B) and turns to the east. Navigate past Pasture Wash and the heavily wooded Noon Canyon before reaching the Sheep Creek Trailhead and parking area at the end of Sheep Creek Flat Road. The trailhead is on Dixie National Forest land, just inside the BLM land boundary.

Parking for 10 cars

Bryce Canyon National Park P.O Box 640201 Bryce, UT 84764 Phone:(435) 834-5322

Approximately 5.0 miles south of the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center on highway 63

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Jerry Kubik
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Beautiful trail with views of pink and reddish hoodoos, and colorful shrubs illuminated by the afternoon sun. Suggest going counterclockwise to have a relaxing walk back through a ponderosa grove fringing a meadow.

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Zach Alan
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well, you could choose this trail, I guess... I have no idea why anyone would do this trail on purpose with all the other more scenic trails to choose from, but you absolutely would not see anyone else on this trail who isn't completely lost. the campsite indicated on the map is closed due to bear activity, and the trail doesn't really lead anywhere except out into the National Forest and to the back side of a private ranch? if you're really this desperate for something to do, go to the visitor center for better suggestions.