Swift Creek Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Afton, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,003 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Afton: Take 2nd Ave. east from Hwy. 89. Continue on County Road 138 (Swift Creek Canyon) to the Forest boundary. Continue on Swift Creek Road #10211 to road end, and park in west parking lot. Watch for sign directing left up the slope.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful area. I’ve come up here a few times and gone further and further each time. The flowers are stunning especially in July and August. You can turn left about 3 miles in and go to Rock Lake Peak or turn right and go to Swift Creek Lake or further. Just a great great spot.

hiking
11 months ago

Trail still snow packed at the end. Beautiful and challenging hike. Only saw 1 couple the entire hike, but many amazingly blue bluebirds.

hiking
11 months ago

Did it the first of June and it was beautiful. Still a small amount of snow but not bad. Didn’t see any traffic at all!

hiking
Sun May 27 2018

Beautiful. No traffic.

Sat Jun 03 2017

It starts about 10 to 15 feet past the bathroom, slightly hidden. The trail is quite steep and fairly narrow and rocky at the start especially. Its beautiful lots of wild flowers and trees its gorgeous. We can't wait to go back.

hiking
Tue May 30 2017

I never do reviews really but I was so incredibly impressed with this app that It led us directly to the trailhead in an area I was completely not familiar with. The hike was outstanding, along with the gorgeous scenery. Now something to be reiterated is that this isn't the 3/4 mile hike that is the obvious and easy one. This moderate trail head ( which in my opinion is way better) is actually right next to the bathroom area. You will completely miss it if you don't know this. Great app and amazing hike !

backpacking
Sun Sep 11 2016

To begin with, this trail is not the trail to the intermittent spring in Swift Creek Canyon though it does start nearby. We backpacked in 6 miles and set up base camp. The following day we continued up with daypacks and fishing gear to Corral Creek Lake and then returned back to our campsite again. The third day we backpacked out. The waterfalls and flowers were amazing. Did have a few horseflies to deal with.

hiking
Sun Jul 10 2016

A beautiful canyon, for sure. We wanted to start our trip off by witnessing the "Periodic Spring" do its thing. It did not. The spring is advertised to start and stop every 12 to 18 minutes. We gave it 40 minutes, and decided to get on with our hike. Turns out, the sign at the spring says, "late summer". So maybe we'll go back in a month or two and see if the spring is periodic then. Guess the locals don't want to deter the tourists, so they keep that part quiet. As for the Swift Creek hiking trail...It is a good trail. It is a bit difficult as there is a significant gain in elevation. The issue we had was water access for our thirsty Newfoundland dogs. There is very little access to the creek for at least 3 miles. Kind of tough on the dogs on a hot day. There were a couple of springs traversing the trail along the way, but by mid-July they are down to a trickle. Not far passed the intersection with the Rock Lake trail (039), you do drop down to the creek. However, there are several large down trees. In order to continue, you'll have to navigate through/around the tangled mess. We chose to head back at that point. I should note that a good bug repellant is recommended this time of year, as the horse flies are pretty bad. Other years it may be the deer flies. Good trip though. I would recommend it.

Fri May 13 2016

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hiking
Wed Jun 24 2015

Hiked up swift creek trail for approx 5.5 miles and then returned. This brings you right to swift creek falls that comes down from swift creek lake that is not visible from this trail. Easy trail through the forest. First thing to be seen is the intermittent spring approx a mile up the canyon. After 3.5miles you begin to see many waterfalls during early springtime (mid May to early June). Lots of wildflowers towards the end of June. There are multiple places to filter water along the way. Usually see deer.

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