Swasey Cabin

Total Miles


2,194.29 ft


3 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The road to Swasey Cabin is accessible by most vehicles, and provides a great spot for hiking. From the cabin, hike the road a little further to The Ice Box. Hop on your ATV or UTV and enjoy the winding road to Eagle Canyon Arch. There is an opportunity to see Native American art. Spend the day exploring the abundance of side roads.

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Swasey Cabin
Swasey Cabin
Swasey Cabin


Moderate. Narrow and rocky in places with one challenging steep spot on the north side of the freeway. Stock SUVs should have high clearance and skid plates. Lockers also beneficial.


Swasey Cabin was built in 1921 by Joe Swasey and his three brothers. They ran cattle here for decades before building the cabin. The cabin is listed on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites. Source: www.emerycounty.com.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Austin Birch
May 26, 2024
2020 Chevrolet Colorado
Not a crazy difficult trail, but definitely not for beginners (ask me how I know). The mile directly west of Swasey’s cabin is the hardest—mountainside with a drop to the right side, with a few short and steep descents. SxS would handle it easily, but mid/full size rigs should be able to air down and run 33s (or a good amount of ground clearance). Full size rigs may have some tight squeezes.
Phillip Angerhofer
Apr 26, 2024
2021 Jeep Wrangler
We went to the arch and back from Swasey cabin. Jeep has 2.5 inch lift with 32 inch mud tires. Handled it no problem. Going down the canyon was worse than coming up but the obstacles were no problem.
Travis Romney
Oct 20, 2023
2022 Ford Bronco
Sterling Ungerman
Apr 03, 2023

Access Description

Get off Interstate 70 at Exit 131. On the south side of the exit there is a large circular parking area where you can stage. It is legal to ride on the chip-sealed frontage road.

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